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Description

When water vapor turns back into a liquid. Condensation
When water falls from the atmosphere back to land. Precipitation
When water turns into water vapor. Evaporation
The water cycle helps regulate ___________________________. Temperature
Covers 70% of the Earth. Water
Water is a basic _______________________ of nature. Element
When plants release water on to their leaves that then evaporates into vapor. Transpiration
Depending on _______________________ precipitation could be rain, snow, sleet, or even hail. Temperature
When water does not get absorbed into the soil. run-off
A large collection of tiny droplets of water or ice crystals. Cloud
The journey of water from the Earth's surface to the atmosphere, and back again. WaterCycle

Water Cycle Crossword

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Description

tiny droplets of water dew
a thick cloud of dew released in the atmosphere fog
water droplets that fall from clouds to the Earth's surface rain
wet pellets that are a mix of rain and snow sleet
falling ice that are in the shape of white snow flakes snow
a deposit of small ice crystal frost
a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere cloud
the draining away of water runoff
is the gaseous phase of water water vapor
the process of turning from liquid to vapor evaporation
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from the clouds precipitation
an example of ????????????? is when a plant absorbs water through its roots transpiration
the process of vapor turning in to a liquid condensation
the solid state of water ice
a large stream of water river
a large body of water surrounded by land lake
a very large expanse of sea ocean
is water beneath the Earth's surface ground water
is water beneath the Earth's surface underground water
an extended of ice formed by falling ice glaciers
water having a large amount of salt saltwater
is a high-latitude region on a planet polarice
is the 3% of water we can use freshwater
the nature of something ingredients composition
the branch of science concerned with the properties of Earth's water hydrology
the amount of dissolved salts in water salinity

The Water Cycle Vocabulary Crossword

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Crossword
Description

heat energy thermal energy
rain, snow, sleet, or hail precipitation
lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere troposphere
full of tiny holes porous
water flowing beneath Earth's surface groundwater flow
change from liquid to gas evaporation
thin layer of gas surrounding the earth atmosphere
temperature at which air is saturated and condensation forms dew
the repeated movement of water between Earth's surface and the atmosphere the water cycle
water that can be easily seen flowing over Earth's surface surface water flow
change from gas to liquid condensation
loss of water from a plant through leaves transpiration
ice formed when water vapor changes directly into ice crystals frost

Water Cycle Vocabulary Crossword

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Crossword
Description

the weight of air on Earth's surface air pressure
a collection of millions of tiny water droplets or ice crystals cloud
water in its gas form water vapor
when water vapor cools and changes back into a liquid condensation
water vapor condensing on gass, and forming small water droplets dew
a measure of how hot or cold something is temperature
correct accurate
continuous movement of water from water sources into the air and ground, onto and over land, and back to the water source water cycle
the change of state from liquid to gas evaportation
water that falls from clouds onto the Earth's surface in the form of rain, snow, sleet or hail precipitation

Biogeochemical Cycles Crossword

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Description

Our atmosphere contains 78% free _________________________. Nitrogen
Animals need nitrogen to produce ______________________. Proteins
What molecule is produced when nitrogen is fixed? Ammonia
Animals get nitrogen into their systems by eating _______________. Plants
Large organic molecule containing nitrogen that contains your genetic information. DNA
Prokaryote responsible for "fixing" nitrogen. Bacteria
_________________________ occurs when fertilizer runoff causes excess algae and water weeds. Eutrophication
Process where water "evaporates" from plants. Transpiration
What "powers" the water cycle? Sun
Rain, snow, sleet, or hail. Precipitation
The downward entry of water into the soil or rock surface. Infiltration
Process by which water changes from a liquid to a gas. Evaporation
Oats, peas, beans, corn Legumes
Helps plants to grow. Fertilizer
Bacteria that break down organic matter. Decomposers
Process by which water vapor turns into liquid water. Condensation

Water cycle Crossword

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Description

The reason why the water cycle is important is because without the water cycle earth can become to warm or to cold
Earth needs to maintain its temperature the correct way
Without the water cycle it would create problems at the core of the planet
Rains down on humans like gas from trucks or cars pollution
The pollution also goes to the ground water
The phenomena of acid rain is caused by those issues
Water has three states
It can exist as a liquid, and also be classified as a vapor and as ice
The Water cycle means that the amount of water on earth is constant
When the earth goes through warmer climatic periods the ice caps melt
Water is constantly moving from one place to another through the process of evaporation
Water is a resource that can not be created by man
The sun is the driving force of the water cycle
Transpiration is the process by which water evaporates
When water evaporates into theatnosphere it cools and condenses to form clouds
Aquifers are underground water reserviors
Groundwater or water stored in the earths surface can remain there for thousands of years before moving
Really old groundwater is called fossil water
About 70% of the earths surface is covered with water
Water is stored underground and also in icecaps , snow ,and glaciers
When the clouds get too heavy from collecting water, they relase it through a process called precipitation
Precipitation can occur in the form of failing rain,sleet,snow or hail
After water falls during precipitation, it either becomes an part of a body of water like an ocean or lake
Only 3% of the water on earth is freshwater
The water cycle shows that everything is connected
The area of high rainfall, precipitation will increase
Every living thing on earth needs water to survive
The sun turns water on the earth into a vapor
As vapor ries it gets cold
Some of the water soaks deep into the ground

Water Cycle Crossword

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Description

Most common liquid on earth, with a chemical formula of H2O Water
The energy source that fuels the water cycle sun
All of the water on earth's surface, such as lakes seas and water vapor Hydrosphere
The surface vaporization of a liquid onto a gaseous phase evaporation
The conversion of a gas into a liquid when the vapor comes in contact with a cooler state condensation
Rain, snow, sleet or hail that falls to the ground precipitation
The process of a liquid traveling from the roots of a plant to small pores in the leaves, where it evaporates transpiration
Water held beneath the earths surface, often absorbed into the soil groundwater
The large body of salt water covering 70%of earth's surface ocean
Water that has not absorbed salt, becoming a solution freshwater
Water that has absorbed salt, and become a solution saltwater
The draining of water from the surface runoff

The Water Cycle Word Search

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Word Search
Description

Sleet
Ocean
Sun
Water vapor
Ice
Evaporation
Condensation
Precipitation
Snow
Rain
Runoff
Cloud

Climate and Weather Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

sunny
storm
wind
clouds
atmosphere
sleet
snow
hail
rain
precipitation
evaporation
condensation
front
air mass
anemometer
rain gauge
temperature
thermometer
barometer
weather
climate
Tropical
Polar
Temperate

Precipitation Word Search

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Word Search
Description

MIST
SMOG
FOG
FROST
TRANSPIRATION
RAINBOW
PRECIPITATION
MONSOON
DROUGHT
TEMPERATURE
WIND
SLEET
HAIL
FREEZE
RAIN
DEW
THUNDERSTORM
LIGHTNING
CLOUD
SNOW
ICE
EVAPORATION
AIR
HUMIDITY
SUN
WATERCYCLE
DRY
VAPOR
TAPWATER
RAINWATERHARVESTING
SALTWATER
HEAT
CONDENSATION

The Water Cycle Crossword

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Crossword
Description

source of energy for the water cycle Sun
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. precipitation
water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it. condensation
the place where most of the evaporation and precipitation occur ocean
water, from rain, snowmelt, or other sources, that flows over the land surface, and is a major component of the water cycle. surface runoff
the process of a substance in a liquid state changing to a gaseous state due to an increase in temperature and/or pressure. evaporation
oceans,lakes,river are all _______________ water sources
a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill. mountain
a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground. clouds
moisture condensed from the atmosphere that falls visibly in separate drops rain
______________ is a continuous process water cycle
. an airlike fluid substance which expands freely to fill any space available, irrespective of its quantity. gas
having a consistency like that of water or oil, i.e., flowing freely but of constant volume. liquid
The gradual gathering of something accumulation
a substance normally liquid suspended in the air vapor