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1 By: Karen Inkrot and Emily Zimmerman The Water CycleBy: Karen Inkrot and Emily Zimmerman
2 Think About This! Why does it rain? Why does a puddle disappear? Why does your cold drink sometimes appear to sweat?
3 What is the Water Cycle? Constant process of recycling water Steps Movement of water between the earth’s surface and atmosphereSteps1. evaporation2. condensation3. precipitation4. collectionExamples of water cycle in Ohio?Ohio River, Little Miami River, Maumee River
4 Step One: Evaporation Definition Process Changing of liquid to gasProcessWhat?Water from: plants, rivers, streams, puddles, lakes,oceans, surfacesHow?Water takes in heat energy from the sun and changes into a gasWater vapor leaves and goes into the air
6 Step Two: Condensation DefinitionChanging of a gas to liquidProcessWhat?Water vaporHow?Water vapor in the air coolsWater vapor changes back to liquid in the form of tiny water dropletsWater droplets then make clouds
8 Step Three: Precipitation DefinitionWater that falls to the earth from the atmosphereProcessWhat?Rain, snow, hail, sleetHow?So much water has condensed—the air cannot hold anymoreClouds become heavy and water falls back to the earth as rain, snow, sleet, or hailVery cold air causes snow, sleet, or hail
10 Step Four: Collection Definition Process Water that collects/soaks into the ground or other water sourcesProcessWhen?Water falls to earth as precipitationWhere does it go?Oceans, lakes, riversORLand as groundwater
14 What Have You Learned? Get into groups of 2-3 CHALLENGE: Think of a way to act out each step of the water cycle.*Each group will present their skit*Write down an example of the water cycle that occurs in your house, and explain each step and how it relates.
15 ReferencesBernstein, Leonard, et al. Concepts and Challenges in Earth Science. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Globe Fearon, The Water Cycle DLTK. 13 Apr <