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Earth
Earth's Land
How Water Changes Earth's Surface

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How Water Changes Earth's Surface
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.93

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    geologists, sandpaper, compacted, mountainside, sheer, affected, canyons, erosion, wells, groundwater, rushes, repairing, surface, invisible, boulders, makeup
     content words:    Grand Canyon


How Water Changes Earth's Surface
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     About 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by water. Water changes states. It exists on Earth as ice, a solid. It exists as liquid water. It exists as an invisible gas called water vapor.
 
2     Water changes forms over and over again. This never ending cycle brings color and life to the Earth. Looking at the Earth from space, you see the beautiful blue color of its oceans. Every living thing on Earth depends on water to live. Plants, animals, and people all need water.
 
3     Liquid water evaporates from oceans, lakes, and streams. This water vapor rises high into the air. As it rises, it cools. Water vapor condenses back into liquid water. When it falls back to the Earth, we call it precipitation.
 
4     Some of the precipitation soaks into the soil. It becomes part of the groundwater. It may stay in the ground for hundreds of years. Springs or wells bring groundwater back to the surface.

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