Worksheet: Water on Earth's Surface

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying the forms of water on Earth, either as solid ice or in liquid form found in oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, etc.

Q1:

Which of the given statements is true?

  • AThe amount of water on Earth is less than it was when Earth was formed.
  • BThe amount of water on Earth is more than it was when Earth was formed.
  • CThe amount of water on Earth now is the same as it has always been.

Q2:

Water is found on Earth in lakes, rivers, oceans, and streams.

Which of those contains most of Earth’s water?

  • ALakes
  • BStreams
  • CRivers
  • DOceans

Q3:

What is a glacier?

  • AA huge sheet of frozen ice
  • BA floating piece of ice that has broken off an ice cap
  • CA slow-moving mass of ice

Q4:

About how much of Earth’s surface is covered in ice?

  • AMore than half
  • BLess than half
  • CAbout a half

Q5:

All living things need water to survive. Is this statement true or false?

  • AFalse
  • BTrue

Q6:

Where is most of the fresh water (naturally occurring water, not oceans) found on Earth?

  • AIn ice caps and glaciers
  • BIn lakes and rivers

Q7:

Which of the following contains most of Earth's water?

  • AOceans
  • BRivers
  • CLakes
  • DClouds

Q8:

About how much of Earth’s surface is covered by water?

Earth's surface - 72 ppi
  • AThree-quarters
  • BA quarter
  • CA half

Q9:

The image shows a photo of planet Earth taken from a satellite in outer space. The green and brown areas show the land. The blue areas are Earth’s oceans. What does the white area show?

The Earth-72 ppi
  • AParts of Earth that are covered by clouds
  • BParts of Earth that are covered in ice or snow

Q10:

Water can be found on Earth as a solid, a liquid, or a gas.

Snowflakes

Is a snowflake a solid, a liquid, or a gas?

  • AA solid
  • BA gas
  • CA liquid

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