the water cycle

water cycle

Water cycle

The Water Cycle (also known as the hydrologic cycle) is the journey water takes as it circulates from the land to the sky and back again. The Sun's heat provides energy to evaporate water from the Earth's surface (oceans, lakes, etc.). Plants also lose water to the air (this is called transpiration). The water vapor eventually condenses, forming tiny droplets in clouds. When the clouds meet cool air over land, precipitation (rain, sleet, or snow) is triggered, and water returns to the land (or sea). Some of the precipitation soaks into the ground. Some of the underground water is trapped between rock or clay layers; this is called groundwater. But most of the water flows downhill as runoff (above ground or underground), eventually returning to the seas as slightly salty water. WHY ARE THE OCEANS SALTY?Oceans cover about 70% of the Earth's surface. The oceans contain roughly 97% of the Earth's water supply.As water flows through rivers, it picks up small amounts of mineral salts from the rocks and soil of the river beds. This very-slightly salty water flows into the oceans and seas. The water in the oceans only leaves by evaporating (and the freezing of polar ice), but the salt remains dissolved in the ocean - it does not evaporate. So the remaining water gets saltier and saltier as time passes. Oceans cover about 70% of the Earth's surface. The oceans contain roughly 97% of the Earth's water supply
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Water is essential to our planet's life and without it nothing could survive. The globe is two-thirds covered by water, but 93% is ocean water, toxic to humans, plants and animals.

There is the same amount of water on earth now as there was when dinosaurs hung out at the local pond millions of years ago. The water keeps moving in a cycle; it evaporates from rivers, lakes, and oceans. The vapor from evaporation and condensation forms the clouds in the sky and then returns to earth as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.

About two-thirds of your body is made up of water.

The Earth's water supply is made up of: 97% oceans, 2% Icecaps/Glaciers, 1% Fresh Ground Water.

Water is the only thing that can be a gas, liquid, and a solid.

In 20 minutes, one thunderstorm can send down over 125,000,000 gallons of water!

The best part about The Water Cycle is that you can start at any stage because it is always circling around.



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There is a fixed amount of water on Earth, and it constantly cycles back and forth between the Earth and its atmosphere. Water evaporates from the surface of the earth. Water vapor then condenses into droplets to form clouds. When the clouds get too heavy with moisture, they let out precipitation, which delivers the water back to the Earth's surface. Depending on the temperature, this precipitation can be rain, sleet, hail, or snow.

evaporation, condensation, and precipitation

evaporation- evaporation is water that sits in the sun so long that it turns in to a gas called water vapor. condensation- condensationCondensation is the process by which water vapor in the air is changed into liquid water. Condensation is crucial to the water cycle because it is responsible for the formation of clouds. These clouds may produce precipitation, which is the primary route for water to return to the Earth's surface within the water cycle. Condensation is the opposite of evaporation.You don't have to look at something as far away as a cloud to notice condensation, though. Condensation is responsible for ground-level fog, for your glasses fogging up when you go from a cold room to the outdoors on a hot, humid day, for the water that drips off the outside of your glass of iced tea, and for the water on the inside of the windows in your home on a cold day.The phase change that accompanies water as it moves between its vapor, liquid, and solid form happens because of differences in the arrangement of water molecules. Water molecules in the vapor form are arranged more randomly than in liquid water. As condensation occurs and liquid water forms from the vapor, the water molecules become organized in a less random structure, which is less random than in vapor, and heat is released into the atmosphere as a result.precipitation-is the water that falls back to earth as rain snow sleet or HAIL!!