2 Hi, I’m Ricky the Raindrop and I’m going to teach you about the water cycle! Planet Earth has a limited amount of water. The water on Earth goes around and around in something called ‘The Water Cycle.’ The Water Cycle is made up of a few main parts: evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation and collection.Let’s Go!
3 Got it? Let’s see what’s next! TranspirationWater leaves plants through the leaves, similar to how people sweat! This is known as transpiration.EvaporationEvaporation happens whens the sun heats up water in rivers, lakes and oceans, changing it to vapor, or steam. The water leaves the body of water and goes into the air.Got it? Let’s see what’s next!
4 CondensationThe water vapor that evaporates gets cold in the air and turns back to liquid. These droplets form clouds and this is known as condensation.
5 Precipitation Collection When too much water condenses, the air cannot hold it anymore. Clouds get heavy and water falls back to the Earth. It can be in the form of rain, snow, hail and sleet.CollectionWhen water falls back to the earth, it soaks into the ground so plants and animals can drink it. It also falls back into lakes, rivers and oceans.