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Vocabulary Word
Definition
Example
water cycle
The process that circulates water
through the atmosphere to the Earth's surface,
and back to the atmosphere. The water cycle includes
precipitation, evaporation, and condensation. Water vapor in
the atmosphere condenses and falls to Earth as precipitation
(mist, rain, snow, hail, and sleet). Water vapor returns to the atmosphere
by evaporating and eventually falls back to the Earth through precipitation.
An example is Someone pouring water on
the ground and it goes up to the air either to freeze to
snow or just rain.
condensation
The change of a substance from a gaseous
state to a liquid state. For instance, water vapor
in the air changes to droplets of water when the temperature of the vapor is lowered.
condensation is like water vaper.
evaporation
The process of changing a liquid to a gas below the liquid's boiling point.
Evaporation is water that goes up and makes rain.
precipitation
In the water cycle, precipitation is the fall of water, ice, or snow onto the surface of the Earth. Water can be in the form of mist and rain. Ice can be in the form of hail or sleet.
Hail is precipatation.
drought
Drought can be caused by too little precipitation (rain and snow) over an extended period, as most people assume, but drought can also be caused by increased demand for the available supply of usable water even during periods of average or above average precipitation.


glacier
A large amount of ice formed from snow falling over the
found in high mountains or close to the north and south poles.
years and moving very slowly downhill. Glaciers can be

A big block of
ice in water
weathering
Physical disintegration and chemical decomposition of rocks, minerals, and immature soils at or near the Earth's surface. Physical, chemical, and biological processes induced or modified by wind, water, and climate cause the changes. Weathering is distinguished from erosion in that no transportation of material is involved. A broader application of erosion, however, includes weathering as a component. Weathering is also distinguished from metamorphases, which usually takes place deep in the crust at much higher temperatures and elevated pressures.

erosion
Erosion is when you do an expirement and something changes the expirement like the wind the or the weather.

gully
A large knife

deposition
The prosess of laying down matter.

source
In the study of history as an academic discipline, a primary source (also called original source or evidence) is an artifact, a document, a recording, or other source of information that was created at the time under study. It serves as an original source of information about the topic. Similar definitions are used in library science, and other areas of scholarship. In journalism, a primary source can be a person with direct knowledge of a situation, or a document created by such a person.

spring
Where water flows and bubbles come up from under ground.

pore space
The spaces within a rock body that are unoccupied by solid material. Pore spaces include spaces between grains, fractures, vesicles, and voids formed by dissolution.

water table
Surface of a body of underground water below which the soil or rocks are permanently saturated with water. The water table separates the groundwater zone (zone of saturation) that lies below it from the zone of aeration that lies above it. The water table fluctuates both with the seasons and from year to year because it is affected by climatic variations and by the amount of precipitation used by vegetation. It also is affected by withdrawing excessive amounts of water from wells or by recharging them artificially.

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Water Cycle
The process that circulates water through the atmosphere to the Earth's surface, and back to the atmosphere. The water cycle includes precipitation, evaporation, and condensation. Water vapor in the atmosphere condenses and falls to Earth as precipitation (mist, rain, snow, hail, and sleet). Water vapor returns to the atmosphere by evaporating and eventually falls back to the Earth through precipitation.

Primary Sources
Primary sources are distinguished from secondary sources, which cite, comment on, or build upon primary sources, though the distinction is not a sharp one. A secondary source may also be a primary source depending on how it is used."Primary" and "secondary" are relative terms, with sources judged primary or secondary according to specific historical contexts and what is being studied.

Clay
Very fine-grained minerals that become flexible and gooey when wet. Lumps of clay can be formed into many useful objects.

Cause
Something that by an action or by being there makes something else happen. Example: Accidentally dropping the glass caused the milk to spill.




Gravel
Clay
Sand
humus
appearance
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texture
rouphand hard
bumpy,soft,fine
smoth,and watery
clumpy,hard
What happens
when you the put it in water?
What happens is the water
turns a little bit gray. When we stirred it, the gravel pieces settled on the bottom. When we stopped stirring, the gravel stayed on the bottom and the gray color of the water went to the bottom. The rest of the water became clear.

The wwater turns all
brown and yellow mixed. When we stop stirring, the sand settles on the bottom.
The water turns brownish-blackish and some pieces rise and float on the top of the water. When we stop stirring, most of the humus falls to the bottom and some pieces stay floating on the top, or surface of the water.
What happens
when you stir it into water?




Other observations




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