1By: Niamh Reilly, Chloe Hanna, Chloe Silke The Water CycleBy: Niamh Reilly,Chloe Hanna,Chloe Silke
2The water cycleThe water cycle is very much to do with other weather. Its is also the reason we have rain, sunshine, fresh water and air. The water cycle is a cycle which is always in motion and never stops.DID YOU KNOW ?If water wasn’t a renewable resource earth would run out of fresh water in a month.
3The water cycleThe earth has a limited amount of water. That water keeps going around and around and around and around and (well, you get the idea) in what we call the"Water Cycle".The water cycle is earth’s way of recycling water. It describes the journey water takes as it constantly passes between the atmosphere, the oceans and the land.
4The water cycleThere are four stages to the water cycle these four stages are all equally important to the cycle, the four stages include :EvaporationCondensationPercipitationRun off/ See-page
5The water CycleEvaporationEvaporation - pictureEvaporation is when the sun heats up water in rivers or lakes or the ocean and turns it into vapour or steam. The water vapour or steam leaves the river, lake or ocean and goes into the air.
6Condensation - Picture The water cycleCondensationCondensation - PictureCondensation water vapour in the air gets cold and changes back into liquid(tiny droplets), forming clouds. This is called condensation.
7Precipitation - picture The water cyclePrecipitationPrecipitation - picturePrecipitation occurs when so much water has condensed that the air cannot hold it anymore. The clouds get heavy and water falls back to the earth in the form of rain, hail, sleet or snow.
8The water cycleRun-off / SeepagePictureRun-off : Water moves downhill and across the land (on the surface or by rivers and streams) to return to the sea.See-page : some water seeps into the ground, where it is stored in the rocks and in the soil.
9The water cycle all over again. When the water ends up on land, it will either soak into the earth and become part of the “ground water” that plants and animals use to drink or it may run over the soil and collect in the oceans, lakes or rivers where the cycle startsall over again.
10The water cycle So lets take a re-cap over the water cycle : EvaporationCondensationPrecipitationRun-off / seepage
11The water cycleIn this diagram you can see where the four stages are marked in: Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, run-off/ seepage
12The water cycle Quiz picture- Label the stages on the diagram PrecipitationCondensationEvaporationRun -OffSeepageThe water cycleQuiz picture- Label the stages on the diagram
13The water cycleClouds are also linked with the water cycle mostly because they help to make the cycle work there are mainly three different types of clouds:CirrusCumulusStratusClouds are grouped according to their shape and height at which they occur. The darker the colour of the cloud, the more likely it is that precipitation is about to occur.
14The water cycle Cirrus clouds are wispy like a lock of hair. PictureCirrus clouds are wispy like a lock of hair.They occur at high altitude.The are made of ice crystals.They are associated with fair weather.
15The water cycle Cumulus clouds are fluffy or woolly in appearance. PictureCumulus clouds are fluffy or woolly in appearance.They accrue at medium altitude.They are also know as fair weather clouds.They can bring rain if they darken in colour.
16The water cycle Stratus clouds occur at low altitude. PictureStratus clouds occur at low altitude.They form thin layers and can block out the sun.If they reach ground level they are called fog.The bring continual drizzle and light rain