The Water Cycle

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The Water Cycle

  1. 1. The Water Cycle<br />http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/graphics/watercyclesummary.jpg<br />
  2. 2. What is the Water Cycle?<br />Controls the distribution of Earth’s water<br />Circulates through four spheres of Earth<br />Has no starting point<br />Earth’s water is always in movement<br />Water is always changing states<br />
  3. 3. Parts of the Water Cycle<br />Evaporation<br />Transpiration<br />Condensation<br />Cloud Formation<br />Precipitation<br />Infiltration<br />Surface Runoff<br />Groundwater<br />Absorption <br />
  4. 4. Evaporation<br />Change from liquid to gas (vapor)<br />Includes vaporization from:<br />Water surfaces<br />Land surfaces<br />Snow fields<br />Not vaporization from leaf surfaces<br />http://www.kidzone.ws/water/<br />
  5. 5. Team Time<br />Draw the process of evaporation.<br />
  6. 6. Transpiration<br />Water absorbed by plants is evaporated<br />Water is absorbed through roots<br />Evaporated from the plant surface (leaves)<br />http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/pictures/wctranspirationleafsoil.jpg<br />
  7. 7. Condensation<br />Change from gas to liquid<br />Opposite of evaporation<br />Example of condensation:<br />Cold glass, hot day<br />http://farm1.static.flickr.com/215/521585824_54ed44d010_m.jpg<br />
  8. 8. Team Time<br />Draw the process of condensation.<br />
  9. 9. Cloud Formation<br />Water vapor joining with dust particles<br />All clouds contain water vapors<br />Rarely see clouds in the desert<br />http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/pictures/wcclouds.jpg<br />
  10. 10. Precipitation<br />Any water falling to Earth’s surface<br />Examples:<br />Rain <br />Snow<br />Sleet<br />Hail<br />Dew <br />Frost<br />http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4872194918_3a1de0ba90_m.jpg<br />
  11. 11. Team Time<br />Draw the process of precipitation.<br />
  12. 12. Infiltration<br />Ground water soaking into the soil<br />From the soil:<br />Soaked up by roots<br />Becomes ground water<br />http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/pictures/wcinfiltration.jpg<br />
  13. 13. Surface Runoff<br />Precipitation runoff over the landscape<br />Occurs when:<br />Water falling on ground > infiltration rate<br />http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/pictures/wcrunoff.jpg<br />
  14. 14. Groundwater<br />Water located below the ground’s surface<br />Consider this:<br />Digging in sand close to ocean<br />Water that appears is groundwater<br />http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/pictures/wcgwstoragebeachlores.jpg<br />
  15. 15. Absorption<br />Roots removing water from soil<br />Example:<br />Sponge and water<br />http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3542/3282843423_5ed72e45ac_m.jpg<br />
  16. 16. Team Time<br />Label the following:<br />Evaporation<br />Transpiration<br />Condensation<br />Cloud Formation<br />Precipitation<br />Infiltration<br />Surface Runoff<br />Groundwater<br />Absorption <br />http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/graphics/watercycleprintnotext.jpg<br />
  17. 17. CloudFormation<br />Condensation<br />Precipitation<br />Evaporation<br />Transpiration<br />Infiltration<br />SurfaceRunoff<br />Absorption<br />Groundwater<br />

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