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Water, Water Everywhere!
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     challenging words:    droughts, budget, meters, outer, atmosphere, level, travel, underground, vapor, holds, liquid, specific, present, state, during, amount


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Water, Water Everywhere!
By Patti Hutchison
  

1     If you were to travel into outer space and look back at the earth, it would look blue. Earth is called the blue planet because it is mostly covered with water. In fact, over seventy percent of the surface is covered by ocean water.
 
2     The oceans contain ninety-seven percent of Earth's water. The other three percent is fresh water. This water is found on and under the ground. It is also contained in the polar ice caps. The atmosphere also holds a tiny fraction of Earth's fresh water.
 
3     Water on Earth is constantly changing states of matter. It can be a solid, which is ice. It can be a liquid or a gas, which is water vapor. This is called the water cycle. Water evaporates, condenses, and falls back to Earth. But the total amount of water on Earth doesn't change much. This is because of nature's balancing act called the water budget.
 
4     You can think of the water budget as a kind of bank. When it rains, the water is collected. It goes into lakes and rivers. Or it seeps underground and is stored there. Water is deposited into the bank for us to use later.

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