Ch 13: Water Balance

About This Chapter

When you work through our informative and engaging lessons, you will learn much more about water balance, including how the water cycle works and important vocabulary words. This can help you prepare for an exam or perform much better when taking an earth science or geology class.

Water Balance - Chapter Summary

Water, or the lack of it, is a major influence on our planet and our lives. In the lessons in this chapter, you will look at the water cycle and what it accomplishes. Our knowledgeable instructors conduct video lessons that cover topics including the distribution of water on Earth, runoff and precipitation. Each lesson covers some aspect of the hydrologic cycle and how it works. The quizzes that follow each lesson will give you immediate feedback so you know what your strengths and weaknesses are. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the processes of the water cycle
  • Analyze water distribution on our planet
  • Detail the pros and cons of solar power
  • Explain the relationship between evaporation and transpiration
  • Define runoff and infiltration
  • Use vocabulary words related to the water cycle

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: Water Balance
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.

Water Cycle Vocabulary & Flashcards

Water Cycle Vocabulary & Flashcards

In this flashcard set, you will learn about the water cycle and how water, a natural resource, moves around the Earth and cycles through living and nonliving things.

Chapter Practice Exam
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