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Name the four stages of the water cycle in a few words.
Water moves through the environment in a cycle, evaporating from oceans, lakes, and rivers and then precipitating back to the Earth. Evaporation occurs when the sun heats water in rivers or lakes and it rises into the air as water vapor. Precipitation is when water falls from clouds in the form of rain, hail, or snow.
The Water Cycle
Evaporation: the process of a liquid turning into a gas, usually when heated Condensation: the process of a gas turning into a liquid, usually when cooled Precipitation: the process of water falling from the atmosphere to the ground in the form of rain, snow, hail, etc.
The water cycle is actually a continuous, ongoing process that has been happening since the beginning of time. Not all of the water on Earth is the same. Some of the water vapor in the atmosphere comes from the ocean, but some comes from plants, animals, and other sources. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun's energy heats the Earth's surface, evaporating water from lakes, oceans, and plants into the atmosphere.
Did you know?
What are the different stages in the water cycle?
What factors can affect the water cycle?
How does the water cycle help sustain life on Earth?
What impact does human activity have on the water cycle?
Brain break: Draw a hilarious mismatched superhero, like a frog with a cape and extra long arms as their superpower!
Question: How does the water cycle work? Clues: • Water moves from the Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back again. • The sun's energy helps evaporate water from the Earth's surface. • Precipitation, like rain and snow, brings water back down to the Earth's surface. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a diagram of the water cycle. B. Pretend to be a raindrop and explain its journey in the water cycle.
What is the process called when water changes from a liquid to a gas?
What is the term for the falling of water droplets from the atmosphere to Earth's surface?
What is it called when water vapor cools and changes back into liquid form?
Which of the following is not part of the water cycle?
What process occurs when plants release moisture into the atmosphere through their leaves?
- Groundwater Flow
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between evaporation and condensation in the Water Cycle?
Can the water cycle be disrupted by human activities and if so, what can we do to prevent it?