Water Cycle Questions and Answers
|Can springs have cool or warm water?||Both. Some springs have cool water and some have hot water.
If water flows deep in the Earth, the water becomes heated.
|What percentage of the Earth’s water is fresh water?||3%|
|What is the gaseous form of water?||Water Vapor|
|What percentage of fresh water is in the form of icebergs?||75% or Three quarters|
|Most fresh water in the atmosphere is the in the form of what?||Water Vapor|
|What percent of fresh water on earth is usable by humans?||1%|
|Some of Earth’s fresh water is deep what?||Groundwater|
|True or False. All Earth’s oceans are connected to form a single world ocean?||True|
|Icebergs are formed from frozen what?||Fresh water|
|Where is most fresh water located: underground water OR River and Lake water?||Underground water|
|True or False. The Water Cycle is unnatural and a manmade process?||False.
The Water cycle is a natural process.
|What is the water cycle powered by?||The sun.|
|True or False. The water cycle has no real beginning or end.||True.|
|How do plants take in water?||Through their roots.|
|How do plants give off water?||Through transpiration in their leaves.|
|What are the major processes of Water Cycle?||Evaporation, Condensation, and Precipitation.|
|What does Evaporation change water to?||Water Vapor|
|What produces water vapor from plants?||Transpiration.|
|What forms clouds from water vapor?||Condensed water droplets that combine with dust particles in the atmosphere.|
|Precipitation falls back to the earth in what forms?||Rain, snow, sleet, and hail.|
|Why does water vapor condense (condensation) when it travels far above the earth?||Higher up, air tends to be colder.
Cold air holds less water vapor than warm air. It condenses into liquid water.
|How do clouds form?||Condensed droplets of water clump together around tiny dust particles forming clouds.|
|If groundwater reaches the surface, how does it reenter the water cycle?||It reenters the water cycle by evaporation into the earth’s atmosphere.|
|What is the source of all fresh water on the earth’s atmosphere? In other words, where does all fresh water come from?||Precipitation.|
|True or False. The rates of evaporation and precipitation are the same and balanced.||True.|
|What are some ways that people use water?||Home use, Agriculture, Industry, Transportation, and Recreation.|
|Some areas of agriculture do not receive adequate amounts of rainfall. What do the do to solve the problem?||Irrigate (irrigation) water to supply water to farm land.|
|How is water essential to living things?||Water is essential to living things to grow, reproduce, and carry out other important processes.|
|Why are icebergs considered the “terror of ships at sea?||Because can cause great damage to ships including sinking them like the Titanic.|
|What do icebergs consist of?||Fresh Water.|
|How do icebergs form?||When glaciers reach the sea coast, large chunks break off forming icebergs.|
|How are icebergs tracked?||They are tracked by using ships, planes, and satellite.|
|Why is it important to track icebergs?||To warn ships and other watercraft of icebergs to prevent accidents.|