Solid water is frozen; ice is an example of solid water that has been frozen Liquid water is wet and fluid ( flows ); this is the most familiar form such as waters, lakes, and rivers are all liquid water Gas is the water vapor in the air that we can not see
Evaporation : where a liquid, such as water, changes into a gaseous ( like air) state becoming water vapor . Heat increases the rate of evaporation.
Condensation : occurs when a gas is changed into liquid. This happens when the temperature decreases (opposite of evaporation)
Precipitation : raindrops fall to the earth. This happens from the processes of evaporation and condensation -rain, snow, ice (are all forms of precipitation) Infiltration: where rain water soaks into the layers of the ground
Transpiration: the final process where plants absorb the water from the soil. Water then moves to the leaves of the plant and is then evaporated into the air [called transpiration]