Use the following words in sentences of your own or draw a picture that best represent the definition. You can use an example to come up with a sentence if you are having a hard time coming up with a sentence. 1. Chemical Weathering The process that breaks down rock through chemical changes. 2. Physical Weathering The process that breaks rocks apart without changing their chemical composition. 3. Salinity The degree or measure of the saltiness of water. 4. Water Quality The degree of purity of water, determined by measuring the substances in water, besides water molecules. 5. Abiotic factors Non-living factors, such as water, temperature, soil, and light that influence the ecosystem. 6. Biotic factors Organisms that make up the living part of an ecosystem. 7. Floodplain A low plain next to a river that is created from river sediment and is periodically flooded. 8. Point Source Pollution A specific source of pollution that can be identifies, such as a pipe. 9. Nonpoint Source Pollution A widely spread source of pollution, such as road runoff, that is difficult to link to a specific point of origin. 10. Deposition The process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind that is carrying it, and is deposited in a new location. 11. Infiltration The process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil.