The Distribution of Water on Earth


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1. Surface water is mostly found on Earth in the form of _____.

2. _____ is water that is held in the spaces between dirt particles following irrigation or rain.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Water makes up a large portion of Earth, but most of it we don't use for drinking. In this quiz, you will be tested on freshwater, a primary resource of drinking water, and ocean water.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can be used to test your understanding of:

  • Where the vast majority of surface water can be found
  • The amount of freshwater on Earth
  • How much of the water located on Earth is ocean water
  • The primary supply of drinking water

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a primary resource of drinking water and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about surface water in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the amount of freshwater on Earth

Additional Learning

Would you like to learn more about the water found on Earth? Then, watch this educational video lesson called The Distribution of Water on Earth. You will learn the following information in this lesson:

  • The meaning of water cycle
  • How water is distributed throughout the Earth
  • The definition of surface water
  • Forms of water found on Earth