FC: The Water Cycle John Watson
1: The water cycle is how water drops move from one place to another
2: Everything starts with the sun. The suns energy is used to power the entire water cycle.
4: Evaporation The sun heats up the water on earths surface changes it from water to water vapor. The water vapor travels high into the sky to rest in the clouds
7: Once the water vapor reaches the cloud, water vapor cools off and condenses back into water droplets. The water drops bump into one another and attach to each other getting bigger.
9: Precipitation Once the water droplets condense and get heavy enough they fall to the earth in a form of precipitation. Precipitation can fall to the earth in many forms: rain, sleet, snow, and hail.
10: Rain | Snow
11: Hail | Sleet
12: Once the water falls from the sky in a form of precipitation it collects in rivers, lakes, streams, and oceans.
15: The Water Cycle The sun provides energy to cause water to evaporate. Once the water vapor reaches the clouds it then condenses. When the water droplets are heavy enough, they fall back to the earth in a form of precipitation. Once back on the earth, they collect in bodies of water. And finally, it starts all over again.
16: Cool Water Facts About 3/4 of our earth is covered in water More water is evaporated from the ocean than any other place Land precipitation averages 26 inches a year. Some places, like deserts, get less than and inch of water a year; while others, like tropical rain forests, may get more than 400 inches a year.
17: We never gain water or lose water, it just moves It takes 16 gallons of water to make only 1 apple Less than 0.5% of the Earth's water is available for billions of plants and animals to use
18: Glossary Water Vapor - The gas form of water Evaporation - The process of water vapor changing states and rising into the atmosphere Condense - Process that water vapor changes back into water (liquid)
19: Resources http://images.google.com http://www.urbanrivers.org/cool_facts.html