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Earth's Hydrosphere - Chapter Summary
Water is one of the most essential ingredients for the continuation of life on Earth, but how much do you know about the ways in which water is transferred around the planet? Learn more about Earth's hydrosphere by going through this chapter and its informative text and video lessons.
Each of these lessons provide you with essential information on different components of water and the water cycle. The lesson instructors share their expertise by going over all topics in a clear and comprehensive format. Some of the specific topics you can review include:
- The definition and examples of the hydrosphere
- Parts of the water cycle
- Properties of surface water
- Water as the universal solvent
The chapter's practice quizzes and final exam provide you with questions to test your understanding of these topics once you complete the chapter. If you get stuck on a particular point, the chapter also offers you the option of messaging the lesson instructors . Your personal Dashboard can be used to keep track of your learning progress as you complete different lessons.
1. What is the Hydrosphere? - Definition & Examples
Have you ever wondered how much water is on Earth? In this lesson, we will trace how water travels around Earth. You will learn the definition of a hydrosphere and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
2. 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.
3. Surface Water: Definition & Properties
After completing this lesson, you'll be able to define surface water as well as describe some of its properties and understand why those properties are important.
4. Why is Water the Universal Solvent?
Did you know that water is referred to as the ''universal solvent?'' In this lesson, you'll learn what that means. You'll also learn which of water's properties make it the universal solvent.
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