Hydrologic Cycle Fill-In-The-Blanks

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Word Bank: Every Word Can Only be Used Once!

 

evaporated

condensation

dew

hydrologic

evaporate

leaves

gas

groundwater

precipitation

wells

atmosphere

Rain

run off

liquid

oceans

roots

wind

snow

clouds

sinks

rivers

drainage system

water table

swamps

 

1. The _______ are great storehouses of water.  They hold about 97% of the world’s water.

 

2. The heat of the sun causes water to _______ from the ocean.  It becomes water

vapour which is an invisible _______________.

 

3. The moisture-laden air is blown by the _______ toward the land.

 

4. As air rises it cools. It eventually reaches the point where it can no longer hold all of

its moisture in gaseous form. Some of the water vapour changes into a _______

around particles of dust, to form tiny droplets of water. When water vapour

changes into water, the process is called _______.We can see the results of this

process in the atmosphere in the form of _______  that are carried by the wind.

 

5.  Many droplets of water join together and fall to the earth as ___________.

 

6.  If temperature conditions are suitable, the water vapour may change directly into a

solid form. This produces __________________.

 

7.  When the rain reaches the ground, or snow melts, the water can follow one of four

paths:

a)   evaporate back into the _________________

b) ______________ along the surface of the earth

c)   sink into the earth and become ________________

d)  be released into the atmosphere from the leaves of plants by the process of

transpiration

 

8. The water that evaporates back into the atmosphere may become some form of

___________ again at another location.

 

9.  The water that ________ into the ground is called groundwater. It eventually reaches

the __________ ____________.The water table is the top part of a zone that is

soaked or satu­rated with water. The level of the water table is of great importance to

people and communities that get their water from _______.

 

10. Plants and trees draw water and nutrients from the soil through their __________.

This moisture is transported up to the leaves bringing nutrients with it. Water vapour

is given off to the atmosphere through pores in the __________.This process is

called transpiration.

 

11. Sometimes during cool evenings and early mornings, water vapour condenses as

droplets on surfaces such as leaves, spider webs, cars and other cold surfaces.

This moisture is called ______. Although this form of condensation does not remove

much water from the atmosphere, it brings water to many life forms,

 

12. Much of the rain and snowmelt runs off across the earth's surface forming a

_______________ __________ that may include tiny streams and large rivers.

 

13. Lakes and __________ form in places where the groundwater reaches the surface.

 

14. Much of the surface run-off and groundwater makes its way back to the oceans

where it again may be _______________ into the atmosphere to start the

_____________ cycle all over again.

 



Answers

 

1. The Oceans are great storehouses of water.  They hold about 97% of the world’s water.

 

2. The heat of the sun causes water to Evaporate from the ocean.  It becomes water

vapor which is an invisible Gas.

 

3. The moisture-laden air is blown by the Wind toward the land.

 

4. As air rises it cools. It eventually reaches the point where it can no longer hold all of

its moisture in gaseous form. Some of the water vapour changes into a Liquid

around particles of dust, to form tiny droplets of water. When water vapour changes    into water, the process is called Condensation We can see the results of this

process in the atmosphere in the form of Clouds that are carried by the wind.

 

5.  Many droplets of water join together and fall to the earth as Rain.

 

6.  If temperature conditions are suitable, the water vapour may change directly into a

solid form. This produces Snow.

 

7.  When the rain reaches the ground, or snow melts, the water can follow one of four

paths:

a)   evaporate back into the Atmosphere

b) Run off along the surface of the earth

c)   sink into the earth and become Groundwater

d)  be released into the atmosphere from the leaves of plants by the process of

transpiration

 

8. The water that evaporates back into the atmosphere may become some form of

Precipitation again at another location.

 

9.  The water that Sinks into the ground is called groundwater. It eventually reaches

the Water Table . The water table is the top part of a zone that is

soaked or satu­rated with water. The level of the water table is of great importance to

people and communities that get their water from Wells.

 

10. Plants and trees draw water and nutrients from the soil through their Roots.

This moisture is transported up to the leaves bringing nutrients with it. Water vapour

is given off to the atmosphere through pores in the Leaves. This process is

called transpiration.

 

11. Sometimes during cool evenings and early mornings, water vapour condenses as

droplets on surfaces such as leaves, spider webs, cars and other cold surfaces.

This moisture is called Dew. Although this form of condensation does not remove

much water from the atmosphere, it brings water to many life forms,

 

12. Much of the rain and snowmelt runs off across the earth's surface forming a

Drainage System that may include tiny streams and large rivers.

 

13. Lakes and Rivers form in places where the groundwater reaches the surface.

 

14. Much of the surface run-off and groundwater makes its way back to the oceans

where it again may be Evaporated into the atmosphere to start the

Hydrologic cycle all over again.