Presentation on theme: "The Water Cycle The Earth has a limited supply of water. That water keeps going around and around in the process called the water cycle."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Water CycleThe Earth has a limited supply of water. That water keeps going around and around in the process called the water cycle
2 The Water Cycle There are 4 main steps in the water cycle Evaporation CondensationPrecipitationCollection / Runoff
3 The Water Cycle Natural processes recycle water. Life on Earth depends on water.PrecipitationEvaporationRunoffGroundwaterTranspirationCondensationOceans
4 Evaporation Evaporation is when a liquid turns into a gas. Evaporation happens when the sun heats up the liquid water and causes it to turn into a gas.
5 EvaporationAs the sun rises, it heats up the lake and water evaporates into the air.
6 Condensation Condensation is when a gas turns into a liquid. When water vapor in the air cools down, it becomes liquid water.
7 CondensationCondensation happens when the water that has evaporated from the Earth’s rivers, lakes and oceans comes into contact with something cold and turns into liquid water.Clouds form from condensation.
8 Precipitation Precipitation is when water falls back to Earth as Rain SnowSleethail
9 Runoff Some water runs off of the land and into the ocean. Some collects down into the ground.
10 Water cycles through plants Plants drink in water from the ground and lose water through their roots in a process called transpiration.
11 AnimalsAnimals drink in water and lose water through breathing, sweating and urinating.UrinatingBreathing
12 Do Now: Water Cycle Diagram Create a Water Cycle Diagram in your INBDraw a picture of the water cycleLabel each stepDescribe what happens to the water at each step, IN YOUR OWN WORDS(Use 107 in your textbook if you need help)