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Name: Date: School: Facilitator: 3.02 Water Distribution and the Water Cycle Directions: Answer the following questions about water distribution and the water cycle on Earth. 1. How much of the earth’s surface is covered with water? 71% With this much water, why is it such a limiting source? Be sure to include in your answer how much of the earth’s water is fresh water, where most fresh water is found, and how much of that is accessible for humans. Freshwater makes up about 3% of earth water. Most of that is frozen in polar ice caps and cant be used. That measn only about .3% of freshwater is where humans can use it. 2. What are the 3 major areas in which water is used? Give an example of how water is used in each area. industrial, agricultural, residential 3. What purpose does the water cycle serve in the environment? What is another name for the water cycle? recirculate and distribute water to different parts of the environments, its also called the hydrologic cycle 4. Using the following words, describe in one 5- sentence paragraph what happens in the water
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