Earths  Water Life

By: Alex Nobles
Unpacking Standards- part 8/ 1st

Unit 8 is about how the water around the earth is recycled and reused. It tells us some ways about how we get our water back. This unit also talks about how plants, animals and atoms help benefit us with getting our water back.

Key Terms

Condensation- Water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it.

Precipitation- Rain, Snow, Sleet, or Hail that falls to the ground.

Transpiration- The process of water movement through a plant and its evaporation from aerial parts, such as leaves but also from stems and flowers.

Recycle- Convert (waste) into reusable material.

Proteins- Large biological molecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more chains of animo acid residues.

Carbohydrates- A large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues including sugars, starch, and cellulose.

Fats- A natural oily or greasy substance occurring in animal bodies, especially when deposited as a layer  under the skin or around certain organs.

Videos

Earths Water cycle

http://www.neok12.com/video/Water-Cycle/zX5d59725e...

Photosynthesis and Respiration

http://www.neok12.com/video/Water-Cycle/zX5d59725e...

Fresh Water

http://www.neok12.com/video/Rivers/zX627b5463477a5...

Opinion

In my opinion, this unit is relevant to my everyday life because we all need water to live. We give off carbon dioxide which plants need and in return. The plant uses photosynthesis and gives off oxygen which we need to live and survive. Without the water and its cycle  the Earth would be in disaster and that would mess up the natural balance of nature.

Questions

1.) Why does the Water Cycle benefit us?

2.) What does the Water Cycle do for the environment?

3.) What steps are in the Water Cycle?

4.)  Plants use Transpiration to?

5.) What natural processes recycle water through the atmosphere?

6.) What does the Atoms of Carbon form the framework of?

7.) What other way can animals release water into the air?

8.) What occurs when water falls and accumulates in oceans and lakes?

9.) What puts water vapor in the air?

10.) All life is based on what?