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Matter/Water Cycle

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Something we observe(see or notice) about an object such as its size, shape or color
physical properties
Matter that has no shape of its own and can expand(get larger) or contract(get smaller).
liquid
Atoms combine to make _______________.
molecules
Provides the ENERGY that makes the water cycle continue(keep going).
Sun
Matter that does not have a shape of its own. It can expand(get larger) or contract(get smaller).
gas
Very small particles which can only be seen by a microscope that make up matter
atoms
How much matter is in an object.
mass
A repeated pattern
cycle
Water that is found under the ground.
groundwater
Matter that has a definite shape that does not change when it is moved.
solid
Water heated by the sun turning into a gas(water vapor).
evaporation
As water vapor in the sky gets colder the water molecules start to combine to form water droplets
condensation
The process of a solid changing to a liquid as the temperature gets hotter.
melting
Water that has fallen to the Earth(precipitation) and collects into puddles, rivers, lakes or oceans.
accumulation
Anything that takes up space and has weight
matter
Cutting a solid into smaller pieces will not change its_______________ ________________.
physical properties
Moisture falling to the Earth as rain, snow, sleet or hail.
precipitation
Moisture falling to the Earth as rain, snow, sleet or hail
precipitation
How much space an object takes up.
volume
The process of a gas changing to a liquid when temperatures get colder.
condensation
The continuous(never ending) movement of water from the ground to the air and back to the ground.
water cycle
When freezing takes place a liquid, such as water, changes to a _______
solid

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