The Water Cycle

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The Water Cycle
On the sheet of paper provided work to create a visual
representation of the water cycle using the steps given below.
1. The sun’s energy is the driving
force behind the water cycle.
5. The water vapor cools and in a
process called condensation forms
droplets in the atmosphere.
2. The sun heats up water on land
and in the oceans, lakes, and seas.
6. These droplets become clouds.
3. The water changes from liquid
to vapor (From the ocean or ground
surface) in a process called
evaporation.
7. The droplets (or ice crystals if
it’s cold enough) gather and then
fall from the sky in a process
called precipitation.
4. The water in plants changes
from liquid to vapor and is released
from the stomata of the plant in a
process called transpiration.
8. This precipitation gathers in
streams and rivers and flows and
becomes run off, flowing back down
to the oceans, seas, and lakes.
Define these words and explain how they apply to the water
cycle –
1. Transpiration
2. Precipitation
3. Condensation
4. Evaporation
5. Sunlight
The Water Cycle
On the sheet of paper provided work to create a visual
representation of the water cycle using the steps given below.
1. The sun’s energy is the driving
force behind the water cycle.
5. The water vapor cools and in a
process called condensation forms
droplets in the atmosphere.
2. The sun heats up water on land
and in the oceans, lakes, and seas.
6. These droplets become clouds.
3. The water changes from liquid
to vapor (From the ocean or ground
surface) in a process called
evaporation.
7. The droplets (or ice crystals if
it’s cold enough) gather and then
fall from the sky in a process
called precipitation.
4. The water in plants changes
from liquid to vapor and is released
from the stomata of the plant in a
process called transpiration.
8. This precipitation gathers in
streams and rivers and flows and
becomes run off, flowing back down
to the oceans, seas, and lakes.
Define these words and explain how they apply to the water
cycle –
1. Transpiration
2. Precipitation
3. Condensation
4. Evaporation
5. Sunlight
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