Blueprint Skill Understand the rudimentary elements to the hydrologic cycle.
The Hydrologic Cycle (Water Cycle) The path water takes as it circulates from the land to the sky and back again. Water is recycled this way so we do not run out. So every time you get a drink of water remember you are drinking the same water the dinosaurs drank.
Parts of the hydrologic cycle Evaporation Condensation Precipitation
Evaporation Evaporation is when the sun heats up water in rivers or lakes or the ocean and turns it into vapor or steam. The water vapor or steam leaves the river, lake or ocean and goes into the air.
Condensation Water vapor in the air gets cold and changes back into liquid, forming clouds. This is called condensation.
Precipitation Precipitation occurs when so much water has accumulated 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.
Resources The Water Cycle The Water Cycle The Water Cycle Cycles Cycles Drip Drop, Water’s Journey Drip Drop, Water’s Journey Drip Drop, Water’s Journey Enchanted Learning-The Water Cycle Enchanted Learning-The Water Cycle Enchanted Learning-The Water Cycle Drippy the Raindrop Drippy the Raindrop Drippy the Raindrop Water on the Move Water on the Move Water on the Move