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Review Of Water Terms.

What is the Hydrosphere the study of
a) all water on Earth
b) oceans
c) ponds
d) rivers

Because water consists of polar molecules,
a) most of it is found at the North and South Poles.
b) water molecules tend to stick together.
c) it falls as sleet or snow when temperatures are cold.
d) it can be attracted using a magnet.

Tightness across the surface of water that is caused by the force cohesion: allows a water strider to set on top of the H20.
a) surface tension.
b) capillary action.
c) condensation.
d) polar action.

Water is the only substance on Earth that
a) commonly exists in all of its different states of matter
b) freezes at very low temperatures.
c) boils at very high temperatures.
d) exists in the liquid state.

Approximately what percentage of Earth’s water is fresh water?
a) 97 percent
b) 71 percent
c) 30 percent
d) 3 percent

Wetlands act as natural
a) filters/sponge
b) habitats.
c) tributaries.
d) artesian wells.

Water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layers is called
a) salt water.
b) rainwater.
c) groundwater.
d) water vapor.

This is a unique property of water that allows water to cool slowly and heat slowly. It keeps the fish from freezing.
a) turbidity
b) capilliary action
c) solvent
d) specific heat

The total amount of water on Earth
a) is increasing.
b) is fairly constant.
c) is decreasing.
d) depends on the weather.

A river system is made up of a main river and its streams and smaller rivers. These are called?
a) sediments.
b) divides.
c) runoff.
d) tributaries.

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