Clouds When water condenses in the sky, we see it in the form of clouds. Condensation When the small parts of water in the state of a gas collect together and become a liquid. This is usually caused by water vapor losing heat energy. Dew When water condenses on the ground (like on grass) and becomes a liquid. Evaporation When the small parts of water are heated enough to change from the liquid state to gas state. Precipitation When water falls to the earth in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail. Temperature Measurement of the amount of heat energy. A thermometer is used to measure it. Water Cycle The way water changes as it moves from the surface of the Earth, through the air and returns again through the different processes. The sun causes this to happen. Water Vapor The state of water where it is a gas and cannot be seen. Water becomes vapor when it is warmed, usually by the sun. Ice The state of water where it is a solid. In this state, the temperature of water is below 32℉ or 0℃.