The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation


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What are the three main parts of the water cycle?

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1. Steam is an example of which part of the water cycle?

2. Cloud formation is an example of condensation because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the stages of the water cycle. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include descriptions of evaporation and condensation as well as the percentage of Earth's water found in the oceans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Percentage of Earth's water found in the oceans
  • Processes of evaporation and condensation explained
  • Description of transpiration
  • Percentage of 'new' water made through the processes of the water cycle

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on water cycle stages
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as condensation and transpiration
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the percentage of Earth's water found in the oceans
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about evaporation and how much 'new' water is made through the processes of the water cycle

Additional Learning

To learn more about the water cycle, review the accompanying lesson The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the term 'water cycle' and identify another name for the water cycle
  • Know the percentage of the Earth covered by water, and break that down into the percentage of salt water and fresh water
  • Tell the three main processes that make up the water cycle
  • Compare and contrast evaporation, condensation, and precipitation
  • Relate three other stages of the water cycle besides the three main stages