Ch 24: OAE - Integrated Science: The Hydrosphere

About This Chapter

The OAE Integrated Science exam features questions on geology and the hydrosphere. You can review these concepts with our fun and informative lessons covering topics such as rivers, ocean water, groundwater and more!

OAE - Integrated Science: The Hydrosphere - Chapter Summary

This chapter examines Earth's hydrosphere in detail. The lessons provide the definition and structures of different types of bodies of water. They also help you review the cycles that affect these bodies of water, and the way water shapes the surface of the earth. By the end of the chapter, you will have covered:

  • Distribution of water across the planet
  • Oceans, rivers, streams, and groundwater
  • The water cycle and the hydrologic cycle
  • Evaporation and transpiration
  • Runoff and infiltration
  • Glaciers
  • Deltas and biomes

OAE - Integrated Science: The Hydrosphere - Chapter Objectives

The OAE Integrated Science exam tests you on earth, life, and physical science, as well as the nature of science. The lessons in this chapter on the hydrosphere prepares you for questions in the earth science section of the exam, worth about 19% of the total 150 multiple-choice questions. The test is three hours long and is taken on a computer.

12 Lessons in Chapter 24: OAE - Integrated Science: The Hydrosphere
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The Distribution of Water on Earth

1. 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!

Properties of Ocean Water

2. Properties of Ocean Water

Ocean waters are salty and contain minerals and dissolved gases. They also have a high heat capacity and vary in density depending on temperature and salinity. Learn more about the unique chemical and physical properties of ocean water.

Rivers: Definition & Explanation

3. Rivers: Definition & Explanation

Explore rivers and how they develop from small streams to swiftly flowing rapids. Learn about how rivers shape the land around them, creating canyons, flood plains and deltas.

How Rivers and Streams Affect the Earth's Surface

4. How Rivers and Streams Affect the Earth's Surface

Rivers and streams are powerful, ever-changing systems that can alter the surface of the Earth. While they share many similar features, they can be vastly different. In this lesson, we will learn how rivers and streams form, transport sediment, and flood.

What is Groundwater? - Definition & Explanation

5. 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.

Ground and Surface Water: Effects On Landscapes

6. Ground and Surface Water: Effects On Landscapes

In this lesson, you will learn how groundwater and surface water form features on Earth and cause changes in landscapes. You will also learn about the different types of features formed by each type of water.

The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

7. 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 Hydrologic Cycle: Definition, Process & Diagram

8. The Hydrologic Cycle: Definition, Process & Diagram

The hydrologic, or water, cycle describes the storage and movement of all water on Earth. This lesson will cover the different reservoirs where water can be stored and how it moves between them.

How Evaporation & Transpiration Contribute to the Hydrologic Cycle

9. 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

10. 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.

What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes

11. What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes

Learn about the two major types of glaciers: continental and alpine glaciers. These glaciers shape the landscape around them and affect our everyday lives, even if the nearest glacier is thousands of miles away.

Estuaries Biome: Definition, Types & Climate

12. Estuaries Biome: Definition, Types & Climate

Estuaries are very special ecosystems, but just what is an estuary? Estuaries are both economically and environmentally important because they provide a unique home to many valuable marine organisms.

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