Ch 13: Water Balance: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Water Balance chapter of this College Earth Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the concept of the balance of water on Earth. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of water balance.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college earth science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding water balance or working with evaporation and transpiration.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about water balance.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Water Balance chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Water Balance chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What three stages are found in the water cycle?
  • How is water distributed across the earth?
  • What are the upsides and downsides of using solar power?
  • How do evaporation and transpiration impact the hydrologic cycle?
  • When does infiltration occur?
  • How does water runoff affect soil?

10 Lessons in Chapter 13: Water Balance: Help and Review
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!

What is Solar Power? - Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages

3. What is Solar Power? - Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages

The sun provides us with a constant energy source. In this video lesson, you'll learn how we can harness solar power from the sun. We'll also take a look at the pros and cons of this renewable energy resource.

How Evaporation & Transpiration Contribute to the Hydrologic Cycle

4. 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

5. 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.

Evapotranspiration: Definition, Formula & Calculation

6. Evapotranspiration: Definition, Formula & Calculation

It happens every day all around us, but not many people realize how much is involved with the evaporation of water into the atmosphere. In this lesson, we'll discuss the definition, formula, and calculations for evapotranspiration.

Water Table: Definition, Depth & Effects

7. Water Table: Definition, Depth & Effects

In this lesson, you'll learn where in the world you can find a water table. You'll also learn just how important this water table is, and how it can negatively impact a particular area if it changes.

Contaminated Water: Causes, Signs & Types

8. Contaminated Water: Causes, Signs & Types

Water contamination happens more frequently than we would like. In this lesson, learn about various causes, signs and types of water contamination that can occur.

Major Water Contaminants: Lead, TCE, Nitrates & Arsenic

9. Major Water Contaminants: Lead, TCE, Nitrates & Arsenic

This lesson describes various water contaminants and how they might find their way into your drinking water, as well as the potential consequences they might have upon your health.

Solutions to Contaminated Water: Removal & Purification

10. Solutions to Contaminated Water: Removal & Purification

This lesson goes over some of the many ways by which contaminated water can either be removed outright from an area or simply be purified without removal.

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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