Worksheet: Water on Earth

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


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

Which of those contains most of Earth’s water?

  • ALakes
  • BStreams
  • CRivers
  • DOceans


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


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

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


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

  • AIn ice caps and glaciers
  • BIn lakes and rivers


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

  • AOceans
  • BRivers
  • CLakes
  • DClouds


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

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


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


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


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

  • AA solid
  • BA gas
  • CA liquid


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


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

  • APacific Ocean
  • BLake Superior
  • CAntarctica
  • DEurope


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


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

  • ARivers
  • BLakes
  • CPonds
  • DAll of the above


Fill in the blank: Weathering is .

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


Which body of water flows into other bodies of water?

  • AA lake
  • BA river
  • CA pond


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

  • AGas
  • BLiquid
  • CSolid


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


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


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


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

  • AGas
  • BLiquid
  • CSolid

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