Worksheet: Water on Earth

In this worksheet, we will practice locating, describing, and classifying water on Earth.

Q1:

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

Which of those contains most of Earth’s water?

  • ALakes
  • BStreams
  • CRivers
  • DOceans

Q2:

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

Q3:

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

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

Q4:

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

  • AIn ice caps and glaciers
  • BIn lakes and rivers

Q5:

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

  • AOceans
  • BRivers
  • CLakes
  • DClouds

Q6:

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

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

Q7:

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

Q8:

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

Q9:

The polar bear and penguins are standing on icebergs. What is an iceberg?

  • AA large piece of floating ice that has broken away from a glacier or sheet of ice and been carried out to sea
  • BA large rock that is covered in snow

Q10:

Which of the labels shows a continent covered in solid water?

  • APacific Ocean
  • BLake Superior
  • CAntarctica
  • DEurope

Q11:

The figure shows a map of the world.

Which of the world’s oceans is frozen for most of the year?

Hint: Use the map to help you.

  • AThe Arctic Ocean
  • BThe North Pacific Ocean
  • CThe Indian Ocean
  • DThe South Pacific Ocean

Which continent is known as the Frozen Continent?

Hint: Use the map to help you.

  • AAfrica
  • BAsia
  • CNorth America
  • DAntarctica

Q12:

Salt water is found in the oceans. Where is fresh water found?

  • ARivers
  • BLakes
  • CPonds
  • DAll of the above

Q13:

Fill in the blank: Weathering is .

  • Athe movement of rocks on land
  • Bthe buildup of rocks on land
  • Cthe breaking down of rocks

Q14:

Which body of water flows into other bodies of water?

  • AA lake
  • BA river
  • CA pond

Q15:

Look at the picture of the lake. What state is the water in?

autumn1-edited
  • AGas
  • BLiquid
  • CSolid

Q16:

Fill in the blank: The rock in the picture is an example of deposition caused by .

A moving rock on Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park
  • Aother rocks
  • Bwind
  • Cwater

Q17:

Fill in the blank: Water and wind can cause changes to Earth’s surface. The hole in the rock below was caused by .

Water puddle in a rock surface
  • Awind
  • Bwater
  • Cother rocks

Q18:

Below is a map of Earth. The blue area represents liquid water in the oceans, the white areas represent ice that covers land and water, and the green and brown areas are land.

map illustration1-edited

What covers most of Earth?

  • ALand
  • BIce
  • CLiquid water

Where is liquid water mostly found?

  • AIn lakes
  • BIn rivers
  • CIn the oceans

Q19:

Below is a picture of a glacier made of ice. Which state of water is the glacier in?

Glacier1-edited
  • AGas
  • BLiquid
  • CSolid

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