6th grade geography

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Continental Shelf

plateau off of a continent that lies under the ocean and stretches for several miles

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Trench

deep cut in the ocean floor found at convergent boundaries - caused by subduction

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Groundwater

water that filters through the soil into the ground

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Aquifer

underground layer of rock through which water flows

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Water cycle

system in which water moves from the Earth to the air and back to the Earth

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Evaporation

part of the water cycle; process by which water changes from liquid to gas

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Condensation

part of the water cycle; process by which water changes from a gas to a liquid

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Precipitation

part of the water cycle; process by which water falls to the Earth as, for example, rain, snow, sleet, hail, drizzle etc.

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Collection

part of the water cycle; process by which streams and rivers carry water that has fallen to the earth back to the oceans.