In what way does the water cycle recycle water?
The water cycle is the continuous movement of water from oceans to atmosphere to land and back to oceans. Evaporation from oceans and other bodies of water moves water into the atmosphere. Precipitation from the atmosphere brings water back down to Earth, where it flows back to the ocean.
The Water Cycle
The water cycle occurs in nature and it is estimated that the amount of water on Earth has stayed the same for over two billion years. The average amount of water in the atmosphere is around 13 trillion tons! The water cycle is powered by the sun! Heat from the sun evaporates water, which then rises to form clouds, which eventually fall back to Earth as rain or snow.
Did you know?
What are the four stages of the water cycle?
What role does the sun have in the water cycle?
What have you learned about the water cycle?
What is one way you can help conserve water?
Brain break: Draw a group of smiling clouds having a party with fireworks in the background.
Question: What is the water cycle and how does it work? Clues: • The water cycle is a cycle that begins and ends with water. • It involves the process of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. • The water cycle affects the environment and all living things. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work with a partner to draw a diagram of the water cycle. B. Explain how the water cycle impacts life on Earth.
What is the process called when water changes from a liquid to a gas?
What is it called when water falls from the sky?
What is it called when water vapor turns back into liquid in the atmosphere?
Which part of the water cycle involves plants releasing moisture into the air?
Which stage in the water cycle involves underground storage of water?
- Groundwater Storage
- Overland Flow
Work together in pairs: What are three stages of the water cycle?