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  1. The Water Cycle Kristi Ingram

  2. 112.7 Science, Grade 5 TEK 5.6 B Science concepts. The student knows that some changes happen in cycles. The student is expected to: (B) identify the significance of the water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles.

  3. Essential Question One How many forms does water transform into as it travels through the water cycle?

  4. Forms of Water Solids: Snowflakes Icebergs Ice Cubes

  5. Gaseous Form : Clouds

  6. Liquids: Oceans Drinking water Lakes

  7. Water in Action: • Water in oceans and lakes is evaporated by the sun and rises in the form of water vapor. • As it rises, it cools and forms clouds. • Water falls from the clouds in the form of snow and rain. • Snow and rain runs off the land in rivers and streams back into the oceans and lakes. • Evaporation completes the cycle.

  8. See If You Can Match Terms: Definitions: • Condensation • Evaporation • Precipitation • Transpiration • The process of a liquid changing into a vapor or gas. • Evaporation of water through plants. • The change of water vapor into a liquid. • Any form of water that falls from the sky: rain, snow, sleet, or hail.

  9. Essential Question Two What is the significance of the water cycle in our lives?

  10. Fun Fact about Water The water from your faucet contains molecules that dinosaurs drank!!!

  11. Scramble Quiz Directions - Unscramble the following words and use them to fill in the blanks: sefrh,dlocu,tawer,howser,kecbtu. • When water evaporates, it travels into the air and becomes part of a __________. • All living things need __________to live. • Less than 1% of all the water on the earth is__________ water. • You’ll save water by taking a quick ____________. • Wash bikes and cars with a __________ and sponge instead of a running hose.

  12. Sources of Information http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.html http://www.epa.gov www.liquidsculpture.com www.kidzone.ws/water/ www.desktopscenes.com http://www.city.stratford.on.ca www.dewindia.org/html/facts.asp