Ch 14: Properties of Water & the Hydrologic Cycle

About This Chapter

Enhance your knowledge by watching this chapter's video lessons on water and the hydrologic cycle. Review the various properties of water and gather more information about the locations of the majority of our planet's water.

About This Chapter

Watching this chapter's illuminating online video lessons will strengthen your knowledge of water's various phases and refresh your memory of the ways in which it is distributed across the Earth. Review the origins of rain and fog, and identify the components of the water cycle. You can also brush up on the processes of evaporation and transpiration, find out what makes water cohesive and explore the process by which water evaporates through plants. This chapter can help you to:

  • Identify the three phases of the water cycle
  • Explain the high specific heat capacity of water
  • Describe the process of evaporative cooling
  • Discover what gives water its surface tension
  • Understand how water cycles around the Earth
  • Detail the percentage of water that is available for human consumption and use
  • Discuss how water evaporates from the surfaces of different bodies of water

This chapter consists of short, entertaining video lessons that are self-paced for your convenience. They are led by professional instructors who have an in-depth understanding of science. Submit your questions about water and the hydrologic cycle, and use the video tags to locate important lesson topics for further study. Written transcripts that reflect the videos and include bold references to key terms are also available. The chapter contains self-assessment quizzes and a practice chapter examination that evaluates your comprehension and retention of the above topics.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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