Illustrate the hydrologic cycle.
DefinitionIllustration should include the movement of water through the water cycle to include
- surface run-off
- What provides the power for the hydrologic cycle?
- What happens to water in the hydrologic cycle? Is water created, recycled, and/or stored?
- How long can it take for water to reach surface sources once it enters an aquifer?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will investigate and understand how freshwater resources are influenced by geologic processes and the activities of humans. Key concepts include
- processes of soil development;
- development of karst topography;
- relationships between groundwater zones, including saturated and unsaturated zones, and the water table;
- identification of sources of fresh water, including rivers, springs, and aquifers, with reference to the hydrologic cycle;
- dependence on freshwater resources and the effects of human usage on water quality; and
- identification of the major watershed systems in Virginia, including the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.