The Water Cycle: A Comparison



A BATHTUB is a body-sized reservoir filled with a mass collection of water used for cleaning one's body.

ACCUMULATION: collections of water in ponds, lakes, oceans


Function of SHOWER: to bathe yourself while water is blasted at your body from above. when heated (warm) water is used most times water vapour (steam) appears - this is evaporation.

EVAPORATION: liquid water converts into water vapour by the application of THERMAL ENERGY.


TAP: Water flows out of faucet or spout in to a container.

PRECIPITATION: water is released back into the water cycle after condensation usually through rain, snow and hail or sleet.