FC: The Water Cycle By: Tori Lacombe
1: The Water cycle is a also known as the Hydrolic cycle. A continuous movement of water that can be either solid, liquid or gas.
2: The Water Cycle is made up of a few main parts. 1. Evaporation 2. Condensation 3. Precipitation 4. Collection
4: Evaporation is when the sun heats up water in streams, lakes, rivers or oceans and turns it into steam or water vapor. It then leaves the water source from which it was and goes into the air.
6: Condensation is when the water vapor in the air gets cold and forms clouds.
8: Precipitation occurs when there is so much water has condensed that the air cannot hold the water anymore. The clouds then get really heavy and the water falls back to the ground in the form of hail, sleet, rain or snow.
10: Collection is when the water falls back to the ground from the precipitation and it runs off back into streams, rivers, lakes or oceans to start the whole cycle over again.