The Water Cycle Flashcards

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  • Look through all the flashcards to see what’s on both sides.
  • Make sure you understand the information on each card. If something’s unclear, click the link to the revision notes at the bottom of the page for more details.

2️⃣ Test yourself:

  • Look at the question or prompt on each card and try to remember the answer before flipping it over.
  • Check the answer and make a note of any cards you find challenging and need to go over more.

3️⃣ Consistently Review and Practice:

  • Use spaced repetition: spend more time on the cards you struggle with and go over them more often.
  • Regularly review all the flashcards to help you better understand and retain the information over time.

Note: We may include questions that have multiple correct answers. It’s useful to remember specific examples to understand these concepts better.

What is the water cycle?

The water cycle is the process by which water is continually cycled through the Earth’s atmosphere, land and oceans, helping to regulate temperature, provide drinking water, and support plant and animal life.

Name the main areas where water moves in the water cycle.

Oceans, Rivers and the Atmosphere.

How does water evaporate and form water vapour?

The Sun’s energy causes water to evaporate from oceans, rivers, lakes and land, forming water vapour that rises into the atmosphere.

What is precipitation in the water cycle?

Precipitation is when water droplets fall back to Earth’s surface as rain, snow, sleet or hail.

How does the water cycle benefit agriculture?

The water cycle provides the water needed for plants to grow. It also helps farmers predict when to plant and irrigate crops to maximize yield.

What is desalination?

Desalination is the process of removing salt and minerals from seawater, making it safe to drink and use for other purposes, especially in drought-affected areas.

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