Water and Your World

Fill in the blanks of the sentences by choosing from among the words you see in the water droplet. Look on the pages listed for clues. 1. Water in its frozen form is stored in _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. (p. 2) 2. The gas form of water is also known as _ _ _ _ _. (p. 3) 3. In the water cycle, after water reaches rivers, wetlands, and oceans, it _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ back into the air. (p. 3) 4. Groundwater is stored in _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, which are layers of soil and rock that are saturated with water. (p. 4) 5. A water treatment plant _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ water piped from its source in order to kill disease- causing bacteria before it gets to our homes. (p. 6) 6. Rainfall is not absorbed into paved surfaces because they are _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. (p. 8) 7. The land around where you live that drains storm water into a body of water is a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. (p. 8) 8. Storm water runoff can collect and carry along _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ as it flows toward lakes and oceans. (p. 10) 9. Each of us must do our part to keep water _ _ _ _ _. (p.11) 10. Cleaning up pet waste is one way to _ _ _ _ _ _ _ water. (p. 11) 11. A faucet that _ _ _ _ _ can waste up to 200 gallons of water per month. (p. 12) 12. Most treated wastewater eventually travels back to the earth’s _ _ _ _ _ _. (p. 14) For more water education resources visit www.water-ed.com

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