What are the parts of the Water Cycle?
The water cycle is the journey water takes as it circulates from the land to the sky and back again.
The Water Cycle
What are three important processes that are part of the Water Cycle?
Evaporation: The process of liquid water turning into water vapor and rising into the atmosphere. Condensation: The process of water vapor turning back into liquid water and forming clouds. Precipitation: Water that falls from the clouds in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
Evaporation is the process of water turning from a liquid into a gas (vapor). It happens when the molecules in liquid absorb so much energy that they break away from each other. This energy is usually in the form of heat from the sun or wind.
What is Evaporation?
Condensation is the process of water vapor in the air turning into liquid water. We can see condensation when droplets form on a cold glass, or as dew on grass. Condensation is a type of precipitation that forms when warm, humid air cools.
What is Condensation?
What everyday objects do you encounter that demonstrate condensation?
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Clouds are formed when warm air rises and cools, forming water droplets or ice crystals. Clouds help to evaporate water from the Earth's surface, which then circulates back to Earth as rain or snow. Clouds also shade the Earth and help to regulate the Earth's temperature.
Clouds and the Water Cycle
Precipitation is water that falls from the sky in the form of rain, snow, hail, or sleet. It is part of the water cycle, which is the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. Precipitation helps to replenish the water supply on Earth.
What is Precipitation?
Name the types of precipitation.
Runoff is the water from rain and melting snow that flows over land and eventually into rivers, lakes, and oceans. Runoff is affected by the slope of the land and the amount of vegetation. Runoff is an essential part of the water cycle, supplying fresh water to many ecosystems.
Runoff in the Water Cycle
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What is evaporation?
- Water turning into water vapor
- Water turning into ice
- Water turning into gas
- Water sinking to the bottom of a lake
What happens during condensation?
- Water vapor turns back into liquid water
- Liquid water turns into gas
- Gas turns into solid
- Solid turns back into gas
What do you call the process of a plant losing water through its leaves?
Which process brings precipitation (rain, snow, sleet) to Earth?
- Condensation and precipitation
- Evaporation and transpiration
- Precipitation and runoff
- Infiltration and seepage