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Water Water Everywhere! Exploring the cycle of water on Earth
The Water Cycle The water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth.Earth Water can change states among solid, liquid, and gas at various places in the water cycle.
The Water Cycle The water cycle is driven by THE SUN. The heat from the sun causes water in the ocean (and other bodies of water) to evaporate and rise into the atmosphere.
Water on Earth For the most part, the amount of water on Earth stays the same. Water just changes states of matter and location.
The “tion” Words! Evaporation- when liquid water absorbs heat energy and changes to a gas. Water in the gas form is called WATER VAPOR.
The “tion” words. Condensation- when water vapor loses heat energy and changes back to a liquid. Ex= fog on mirror / “sweat” on glass
The “tion” words. Precipitation- when water falls back to the earth. Can fall as rain, snow, sleet or hail.
The “tion” words. Transpiration= the release of water vapor through plants and soil into the air.
The Water Cycle
Drawing the Water Cycle Use your text book pg 309 to help you draw a quick diagram of the water cycle. Label and describe each of the “tion” words AS WELL AS run-off, ground water, watershed, divide. Draw arrows to represent how water moves through the cycle.