Ch 15: OAE Earth & Space Science: Hydrologic Cycle

About This Chapter

During your studies for the OAE Earth and Space Science exam, use this chapter to improve your understanding of the properties of water, stages of the water cycle and the four spheres of Earth.

OAE Earth & Space Science: Hydrologic Cycle - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter have been assembled to aid in your review for the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Earth and Space Science exam by explaining the hydrologic cycle. In them, professional instructors explain the properties of water, steps in the water cycle and the relationship between the four spheres of Earth. After completing this chapter you should be prepared for questions on:

  • Properties of water
  • Precipitation, condensation and evaporation
  • Distribution of water
  • Processes of runoff and infiltration
  • Geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere

Fortify your understanding of the hydrologic cycle and find any areas of weakness by taking the lesson quizzes. You can return the lessons to reinforce your understanding of the material you didn't master using video tags that take you directly to the key locations of the lessons. If you desire an alternative way of reviewing the material, try reading over the text transcripts that present the same information but in a written format.

OAE Earth & Space Science: Hydrologic Cycle Chapter Objectives

The OAE Earth and Space Science assessment is a teachers certification exam used in the state of Ohio. When you take this exam you will be asked to respond to 150 multiple-choice questions in a 180-minute testing session. Nineteen percent of the questions on this exam belong to the domain of Oceanography and Freshwater Systems. In this section, you can expect a few to ask about the hydrologic cycle. The purpose of this chapter is to prepare you for these question through its lessons and assessments.

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