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Ch 52: ORELA General Science: The Water Cycle

About This Chapter

The water cycle and associated material are reviewed in this chapter to refresh your memory before you take the ORELA General Science test. You can confirm your familiarity with the content by taking practice quizzes throughout the chapter.

ORELA General Science: The Water Cycle - Chapter Summary

Evaporation, condensation and precipitation are each discussed in the chapter for your review in video and text lessons. Take a look at these other topics to establish your readiness for any ORELA General Science questions dealing with the water cycle:

  • The properties of water
  • Runoff and infiltration
  • The different sources of evaporation and transpiration
  • How the water on Earth is distributed

You can also check out additional text lessons that some of the chapter's key terms link you to in order to further refresh your memory on some key information. The handful of video and text lesson pairings can be reviewed on a number of different devices and at a time that's convenient for you.

Objectives of the ORELA General Science: The Water Cycle Chapter

The ORELA General Science test assesses your subject expertise to determine eligibility to teach students across the state of Oregon. The Water Cycle chapter's practice questions give you a picture of what you may see among the Earth and Space Science content domain's questions on the day of your exam. About 20% of the score you get from answering the exam's 150 multiple-choice questions comes from the respective domain's content.

5 Lessons in Chapter 52: ORELA General Science: The Water Cycle
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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