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Ch 51: General Science: The Water Cycle

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In Arizona, the NES General Science assessment has replaced the AEPA exam. Watch comprehensive video lessons in this chapter to strengthen your understanding of the water cycle as you study for the test.

AEPA General Science: The Water Cycle - Chapter Summary

You can simplify the process of preparing for the NES General Science assessment by ensuring you fully grasp the water cycle. After reviewing short videos, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the three main parts of the water cycle
  • Describe the distribution of water on earth
  • Explain the roles of evaporation and transportation in the hydrologic cycle
  • Define and explain the processes of runoff and infiltration
  • List the properties of water
  • Share the meaning of groundwater

Take advantage of the convenience this chapter offers as you study for the exam. Watch the lessons and review full video transcripts from your home, or access them on the go from your tablet or smartphone.

6 Lessons in Chapter 51: General Science: The Water Cycle
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The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

1. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

The Distribution of Water on Earth

2. The Distribution of Water on Earth

Water covers most of Earth but in a variety of forms. In this video lesson you will learn about how water is distributed on Earth, though you may be surprised to find out just how little of it we can access!

How Evaporation & Transpiration Contribute to the Hydrologic Cycle

3. How Evaporation & Transpiration Contribute to the Hydrologic Cycle

Evaporation and transpiration are important components of the water cycle, and while they are the same process they arise from different sources. In this video lesson you will learn about these two parts of the cycle and how they contribute to the overall movement of water on Earth.

Runoff & Infiltration: Definition & Process

4. Runoff & Infiltration: Definition & Process

When water falls to the ground as precipitation, it can either fill the spaces in the soil below ground or run across the surface. In this video lesson, you will learn about the processes of infiltration and runoff, and how they are an important part of the water cycle on Earth.

Properties of Water

5. Properties of Water

Why does ice float? Why can water rise on its own against gravity in a small tube? Find out how these mysterious properties of water can be explained by hydrogen bonds.

What is Groundwater? - Definition & Explanation

6. What is Groundwater? - Definition & Explanation

Groundwater accounts for up to 20% of all the fresh water on Earth. This lesson will explain what ground water is and its important aspects. Once you've finished the lesson, test your understanding with a quiz.

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