Water Cycle Terms

Question Answer
Precipitation Rain, snow, sleet, or hail
Condensation The process by which a gas becomes a liquid
Surface Runoff Water that runs off the earth's surface rather than sink into the soil
Transpiration The process by which plants pass off moisture in the form of vapor
Evaporation The process by which a liquid becomes a gas
Infiltration The process by which water filters through the earth penetrating through the soil
Ground Water Water that has soaked into the soil
Water Cycle The process by which water moves through the ground, evaporates from earth into the air, forms clouds, and falls back to earth as rain or snow.

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