Vocabulary Page

Ocean:

A large body of salt water.

Evaporation:

The process of liquid turning into gas.

Water Vapor:

Water turning into gas.

Ice Sheet:

A huge slab of ice and snow that covers a very large area of land for thousands of years.

Glacier:

A large body of ice that moves slowly over land.

Fresh Water:

Water that contains no or little amounts of salt.

Condensation:

The process of water vapor changing to liquid.

Land Breeze:

The movement of air from the land to the water.

Sea Breeze:

The movement of air from the water to the land.

Fog:

A cloud that forms near the ground.

Percipitation:

Water that falls from the air to the ground as rain, sleet, hail, or snow.

Water Cycle:

The continous movement of water between Earth’s surface and air as it changes from liquid to gas to solid to liquid.

Reservoir:

Is a man made lake that is used to store water.

Aquifer:

An underground layer of rock or soil which is capable of absorbing water.

Water Shed:

A name for an area of land in which water drains into a specific river.

Flood:

When water pours over the banks of a body of water and spreads over the land

Contaminate/Pollute:

To dirty a material such as fresh water.

Drought:

A long period of dry weather.

Reclamation:

To recycle or to make usable again.

aqueduct:

A channel built by people to move water long distances through mountains and across rivers.

Here’s a google dictionary to check out the words!!!

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