Water Cycle Review WKS

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Water Cycle Review
I. Match the term to the definition/statement:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Area of Earth where majority of freshwater is found
Driving force behind the hydrologic cycle
Process that changes surface water into water vapor
Process where plants change liquid water in their roots and
Release it from their leaves as water vapor
5. Process where rain/snow falls from clouds
6. Process that condenses water vapor into clouds
7. Process where snow changes directly into water vapor
8. Water flowing over the Earth’s surface
9. Process where animals change the water in their bodies into
Vapor and breathe it out
10. Process where water seeps into the soil
A. Condensation
B. Evaporation
C. Surface runoff
D. Precipitation
E. Glaciers
F. Respiration
G. Infiltration
H. Sublimation
I. Transpiration
J. Sun
II. Match the description to the correct phase of matter.
A. Solid
11. __________
12. __________
13. __________
14. __________
B. Liquid
C. Gas
Particles do not move or vibrate slowly
Particles move rapidly past each other
Particles move slowly past each other
Particles are extremely close together
III. Fill in the blanks using the word bank below.
Large
Zone of saturation
Zone of aeration
Water table
Infiltration
Surface runoff
15. ___________________________________ is the term for the area of open spaces in soil
filled with air and water.
16. The ______________________________ is the line that divides the zone of aeration &
the zone of saturation.
17. Groundwater is recharged by ______________________.
18. Soil with _____________ particles allows for greater __________________________.
19. __________________________________________________ is the term for the area of
open spaces in soil filled with water only.
IV. Label the diagram using the words below.
Water Table
Zone of saturation
Zone of aeration
Infiltration
A. ________________________
A
B. ________________________
B
D
C. ________________________
D. ________________________
C
V. Infiltration & Runoff
A. Infilitration
Sand
Silt
Clay
Particle Size
Speed of Water
Movement
Conclusion: ___________________________________________________________________
B. Runoff- Put a 1 next to the picture that would have the least runoff and a 5 next to picture
that would have the most runoff. Explain your reasoning in the space beneath the picture.
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