The water cycle

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  • The water cycle

    1. 1. Dana Grace The Water Cycle Vishaal Jason Water cycle picture from Environmental Education for Kids
    2. 2. Explaining The Water Cycle The water cycle is when water evaporates and or Run-off turns back to water to make precipitation. Here we will explain the different steps of the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation and run-off Diagram from Kidzone water.
    3. 3. Evaporation Evaporation is when the heat from the sun warms up rivers, lakes or oceans and it turns the water into water vapor or steam. This is called evaporation. Evaporation picture from USGS Steam picture from USGS
    4. 4. Condensation Condensation happens when water vapor becomes liquid. Condensation is when water vapor is in a cold area, making it into liquid water. Which continues the water cycle. Condensation can form clouds. Cloud Picture From Kid Zone Fog picture from USGS
    5. 5. Precipitation Storm Photo from USGS website. Precipitation happens when too much condensed water is in a cloud. The cloud can’t hold this weight anymore. The water falls back to the earth in the form of hail, sleet, snow or rain.
    6. 6. Types of Precipitation Rain is is the most common form of precipitation in our atmosphere. Rain takes place when drops of liquid water fall on the earth’s surface. Snow forms when water vapor turns directly into ice. Sleet is frozen rain drops. Hail forms deep within Cumulonimbus clouds. Ice crystals form in these clouds and begin to fall towards the earth’s surface, this is hail. Pictures from Wikipedia
    7. 7. Run-Off Water Run-Off water is after precipitation, Run-Off water is the water that you see flowing down the side of Run-off Water picture from Wikipedia the road. Ground water is the water that gets soaked into the ground. When no more water can be soaked into the ground, the rest of the water becomes run-off water. Pic from www2010.atmos

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