Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 3, The Biosphere - 3.4 - Cycles of Matter - 3.4 Assessment - Page 86: 2b


Evaporation then condenses as clouds, and then falls as rain into the ocean.

Work Step by Step

Evaporation Condenses as clouds Falls as rain on the land Is absorbed by the roots of a plant The plants crack the water during the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis and release the oxygen to the atmosphere. An animal eats the plant and breathes. The oxygen from the atmosphere is used to "burn" the food in the process of aerobic cellular respiration. The animal releases water vapor and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Water vapor condenses as clouds. Falls as rain on the land Is conveyed in a river to the ocean.
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