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The path one object takes as it revolves around another object in space
a) Orbit
b) Rotation
c) Movement
d) Spin

When rainwater travels down mountains and hills
a) Run-off
b) Precipitation
c) Condensation
d) Evaporation

Physical change in matter from a gas to a liquid
a) Condensation
b) Precipitation
c) Evaporation
d) Transpiration

Physcial change in matter from a liquid to a gas
a) Evaporation
b) Condensation
c) Precipitation
d) Revolution

The entire body of saltwater that covers about 71% of Earth
a) Ocean
b) Lake
c) Stream
d) River

The amount of water vapor in the air
a) Humidity
b) Temperature
c) Pressure
d) Feeling

Rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from clouds in the sky
a) Precipitation
b) Condensation
c) Evaporation
d) Boiling

Average weather conditions of a region year after year
a) Climate
b) Weather
c) Front
d) Map

Describes the condition of the air outdoors, such as temperature, cloud cover, wind speed, and rainfall
a) Weather
b) Climate
c) Front
d) Wind

An object making a complete turn in its axis
a) Rotation
b) Revolution
c) Orbit
d) Lunar Cycle

An imaginary line that a sphere rotates around
a) Axis
b) Equator
c) Longitute
d) Latitude

A natural satellite that orbits a planet; some planets have none; others have over 60.
a) Moon
b) Asteroid
c) Meteor
d) Planet

Bowl-shaped indents or cavities on the surface of a planet, moon, or asteroid that are caused by a collision with another object, such as a meteorite
a) Crater
b) Mountain
c) Valley
d) Hill

The star at the center of our solar system that supplies heat and light to Earth; its enormous gravity keeps the solar system in orbit
a) Sun
b) Planet
c) Jupiter
d) Asteroid Belt

A planet in our solar system that has life on it
a) Earth
b) Moon
c) Mars
d) Jupiter

The outermost covering or layer
a) Surface
b) Mantel
c) Core
d) Moon

Water found in lakes, rivers, and streams that does not contain salt
a) Freshwater
b) Saltwater
c) Lemonwater
d) Oceans

Usual; average
a) Typical
b) Different
c) Extraordinary
d) Varied

Where rainwater gathers together on Earth, making puddles, ponds, and lakes
a) Accumulation
b) Precipitation
c) Evaporation
d) Run-off

The heaviness of an object; force of gravity on mass = weight
a) Weight
b) Mass
c) Volume
d) Density

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