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1 The Water Cycle What is it and how does it work?

2 The Water Cycle Condensation Water Precipitation Evaporation Surface runoff

3 The water cycle begins with water. Water is found in many places. A few of them are as follows: Lakes, rivers, oceans, ponds, puddles, reservoirs, and many other places.

4 The next stage is evaporation. This is a process where the water is heated and turned into a water vapor. The sun is the main heat source for this process.

5 The next stage is c ondensation. This is where warm and cold air collide and form ice crystals that condense and form droplets of water. These water droplets eventually become too heavy and begin to fall.

6 The next stage is Precipitation. This is water falling to the earth in the form of snow, hail, rain, sleet, or freezing rain.

7 The next stage is surface runoff. The water seeps through the soil and ends up in the water table. It then flows into the streams, lakes, oceans, and other bodies of water. The process is then repeated again and again.

8 Now you’re ready for the EXAMINATION! On the next page, complete the chart.

9 The Water Cycle Review! On your sheet of paper from Monday label the correct stages of the Water Cycle. 3._______________ 5.______________________ 1.________________ 4._____________ 2._______________

10 The Water Cycle Answers! Condensation Surface Runoff Water Precipitation Evaporation

11 Precipitation Precipitation TypeDescriptionDrawing Rain Snow Hail Sleet Freezing Rain

12 Freezing Rain vs. Sleet vs. Snow Freezing rain freezes when it lands on a cold surface. It remains liquid until it lands. Sleet freezes as it falls to the ground. It passes through a cold layer that freezes the water. Snow freezes in the cloud.

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