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Water cycle


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Water cycle

  1. 1.  The earth has limited amount of water so we need to reuse it, the water keeps going around and around in “The Water Cycle” What do we know about the water cycle? Precipitation Transpiration Evaporation Condensation Run Off
  2. 2.  Water droplets in clouds eventually become too heavy for the air to support and fall to the ground as rain, snow or sleet
  3. 3.  Water evaporates from oceans, lakes, rivers, the upper layers of the soil, and from the leaves of the plants and bodies of animals.
  4. 4.  Water vapor is released into the air by the leaves of plants. Plants transpire more on hot, sunny days.
  5. 5.  Water vapor in the air gets cold and changes back into liquid, forming clouds. This is called condensation.
  6. 6.  When water falls back to earth as precipitation, it may fall back in the oceans, lakes or rivers or it may end up on land. Ground water- When it ends up on land, it will either soak into the earth and plants and animals use to drink Surface water-Run over the soil and collect in the oceans, lakes or rivers where the cycle starts
  7. 7.  As water seeps downward it carries dissolved chemicals deeper into the soil The chemicals may be required for growth and development of the plant