2Learner Expectation Content Standard: 8.0 Atmospheric Cycles The student will investigate the relationships among atmospheric conditions, weather, and climate.Learning Expectations8.3 Recognize the basic features of the water cycle.
3In this activity you will: Recognize the basic parts of the water cycleWrite a paragraph about the water cycle and draw a picture of what happens.
4EvaporationEvaporation is the changing of a liquid into a gas. You must have heat in order for a liquid to evaporate.
5Condensation Condensation is the changing of a gas into a liquid. When water vapor cools, the water changes form and becomes liquid water.
6Condensation Clouds form as water vapor cools and forms water drops. Small drops bump into each other forming large drops.When the drops are too big and heavy, they fall as rain.
7PrecipitationPrecipitation is water that falls to Earth as either rain, snow, sleet, or hail.Rain is just water drops falling down from the clouds.
8Water CycleThe water cycle is the path that water follows as it moves from the air to the ground and back to the air over and over again.In the water cycle, water goes through evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.
9Water CycleCheck out this link for an illustration of the water cycle.
10Writing ActivityWrite a paragraph using the vocabulary to tell about the steps in the water cycle. Draw a picture to illustrate what happens in the water cycle.