Water Water Everywhere! Exploring the cycle of water on Earth
The Water Cycle • The water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth. • Water can change states among solid, liquid, and gas at various places in the water cycle.
The Water Cycle • The water cycle is driven by THE SUN. • The heat from the sun causes water in the ocean (and other bodies of water) to evaporate and rise into the atmosphere.
Water on Earth • For the most part, the amount of water on Earth stays the same. • Water just changes states of matter and location.
The “tion” Words! • Evaporation- when liquid water absorbs heat energy and changes to a gas. Water in the gas form is called WATER VAPOR.
The “tion” words. • Condensation- when water vapor loses heat energy and changes back to a liquid. Ex= fog on mirror / “sweat” on glass
The “tion” words. • Precipitation- when water falls back to the earth. • Can fall as rain, snow, sleet or hail.
The “tion” words. • Transpiration= the release of water vapor through plants and soil into the air.
Drawing the Water Cycle • Use your text book pg 309 to help you draw a quick diagram of the water cycle. • Label and describe each of the “tion” words AS WELL AS run-off, ground water, watershed, divide. • Draw arrows to represent how water moves through the cycle.