Water Cycle - 4th Grade

  1. groundwater
    Water that seeps underground, saturating soil and rocks and supplying wells and aquifers.
  2. reclaimed wasterwater
    Treated wastewater that can be used for beneficial purposes, such as irrigating certain plants.
  3. reservoir
    A pond, lake, or basin, either natural or artificial, for the storage, regulation, and control of water.
  4. aquifer
    A geologic formation that can hold enough water to provide a water supply for people's needs.
  5. surface water
    Water that is on the earth's surface, such as lakes, rivers, and streams.
  6. desalination
    The removal of salts from saline water to provide freshwater.
  7. condensation
    The process of water vapor in the air turning into liquid water. Water drops on the outside of a cold glass of water are condensed water. Condensation is the opposite process of evaporation.
  8. evaporation
    The process of liquid water become water vapor, including vaporization from water surfaces, land surfaces, and snow fields.
  9. evapotranspiration
    The sum of evaporation and transpiration.
  10. hydrologic cycle
    Another name for the water cycle.
  11. irrigation
    The controlled application of water for agricultural purposes through manmade systems to supply water requirements not satisfied by rainfall.
  12. percolation
    The movement of water through the openings in rock or soil.
  13. precipitation
    Rain, snow, hail, sleet, dew, and frost.
  14. transpiration
    Process by which water that is absorbed by plants, usually through the roots, is evaporated into the atmosphere from the plant surface, such as leaf pores.
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Water Cycle - 4th Grade
Fourth grade vocabulary - Water cycle