2nd Grade Science : Identify where water is on Earth

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Example Question #1 : Identify Where Water Is On Earth

Which answer choice correctly lists places where water can be found on Earth?

Possible Answers:

Glaciers, lakes, icebergs, and rivers

Rivers, ponds, oceans, and lakes

Oceans, underground, ponds, and streams

All of the choices list places where water can be found.

Correct answer:

All of the choices list places where water can be found.

Explanation:

Water is everywhere on Earth. It can be found underground, in glaciers, icebergs, lakes, streams, ponds, rivers, and oceans. About 72% of the Earth is made up of water! Looking at maps of the world can help put into perspective how much water there is on Earth.

Example Question #1 : Identify Where Water Is On Earth

Which image correctly identifies where there is water on Earth?

Possible Answers:

Screen shot 2020 06 04 at 1.12.01 pm


Screen shot 2020 06 04 at 1.11.26 pm

Screen shot 2020 06 04 at 1.10.13 pm

Screen shot 2020 06 04 at 1.12.56 pm

Correct answer:

Screen shot 2020 06 04 at 1.12.01 pm

Explanation:

These four images are from the same portion of the world map. A map is a great place to look for landforms, bodies of water, and landmasses. When using a map, all bodies of water will be blue, and the land may be tan, green, or in this case, multiple colors to distinguish between the countries. You may also notice that the water is not labeled. Maybe times, there will be one label for an ocean or sea, but because it is so large, there may be portions that look unlabeled.

Example Question #3 : Identify Where Water Is On Earth

Water is found in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and ponds.

Possible Answers:

False

True

Correct answer:

True

Explanation:

The statement is a fact, so it is true. Water can be found in oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, and more locations. Almost three-quarters of our Earth is made of water, so you are likely to find it if you go looking.

Example Question #1 : Identify Where Water Is On Earth

Where is most of Earth's water?

Possible Answers:

In the ground

In the oceans

In our bodies

In the sink

Correct answer:

In the oceans

Explanation:

Most of Earth's water is found in our oceans. About 72% of the Earth is made of water, and the oceans hold about 96% of that water! Earth has water in other places (streams, underground, glaciers, icebergs, ponds, etc.), but the majority can be found in the ocean.

Example Question #2 : Identify Where Water Is On Earth

Which part(s) of this world map identifies where water is on Earth?

Map, Earth, World, Planet, Environment, Country, Water

Possible Answers:

The blue and white parts of the map.

The tan part of the map.

The brown part of the map.

The green part of the map.

Correct answer:

The blue and white parts of the map.

Explanation:

When using a resource like a world map to identify where water is located on Earth, one must look for the blue and white portions of the map. Tan and green are the parts of Earth that are land. White represents clouds or at the top and bottom of the map, frozen water. The blue portions are bodies of water.

Example Question #3 : Identify Where Water Is On Earth

Bayou, Swamp, Marsh, Wetland, Louisiana

This is a location where water is found on Earth. What is the name of this location?

 

Possible Answers:

Groundwater

Swamp

Glacier

Ocean

Correct answer:

Swamp

Explanation:

This is a photo of a swamp. A swamp is a low-lying area that collects water. Water can be found everywhere on Earth though! Water can be found underground, in oceans, seas, ponds, lakes, rivers, glaciers, streams, our atmosphere, and more. This is just one location to find water on Earth.

 

Example Question #4 : Identify Where Water Is On Earth

Glacier, Landscape, Ocean, Ice, Snow

Water is found in many places on Earth. This large chunk of ice is one form water may take. This photo is of a __________.

Possible Answers:

swamp

glacier

stream

pond

Correct answer:

glacier

Explanation:

This is a photo of a glacier. A glacier is a slow-moving chunk of frozen water. Water can be found everywhere on Earth, though! Water can be found underground, in oceans, seas, ponds, lakes, rivers, swamps, streams, our atmosphere, and more. This is just one location to find water on Earth.

Example Question #5 : Identify Where Water Is On Earth

Water is found in many places on Earth. This photo is of a(n) __________.

Mckenzie River, Central Oregon, Forest

 

Possible Answers:

river

glacier

ocean

groundwater

Correct answer:

river

Explanation:

This is a photo of a river. A river is a large stream of flowing water. Water can be found everywhere on Earth, though! Water can be found underground, in oceans, seas, ponds, lakes, glaciers, swamps, streams, our atmosphere, and more. This is just one location to find water on Earth.

Example Question #6 : Identify Where Water Is On Earth

This is a location where water is found on Earth. What is the name of this location?

Bora-Bora, French Polynesia, Sunset

Possible Answers:

Ice caps

Pond

Ocean

Glacier

Correct answer:

Ocean

Explanation:

This is a photo of an ocean. An ocean is a large expansive collection of saltwater. Water can be found everywhere on Earth, though! Water can be found underground, in glaciers, seas, ponds, lakes, rivers, swamps, streams, our atmosphere, and more. This is just one location to find water on Earth. A majority of Earth's water (97%) is located in oceans.

Example Question #7 : Identify Where Water Is On Earth

Water is found in many places on Earth. This photo is of a(n) __________.

Wood Bench, Pond, Autumn, Fall, Season

Possible Answers:

glacier

river

ice cap

pond

Correct answer:

pond

Explanation:

This is a photo of a pond. A pond is a naturally formed small body of still water. Water can be found everywhere on Earth, though! Water can be found underground, in oceans, seas, glaciers, lakes, rivers, swamps, streams, our atmosphere, and more. This is just one location to find water on Earth.

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