Did you know that the Earth only has a limited supply of water? But don't worry! We won't run out. The water that is on the Earth now has been here since the Earth was created. Here's a video explaining the Water Cycle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hehXEYkDq_Y
The sun heats up the water in lakes, streams, rivers, & oceans
Heated water turns to vapor
Vapor rise into the air
This is evaporation!
After water condenses, it gets heavy
The air can't hold all the water and it falls to earth
Precipitation can be: rain, sleet, hail, or snow
This is precipitation!
The vapor in the air cools down
Once it cools down, it turns back to a liquid
The liquid now forms a cloud
This is condensation!
Now that we have learned all about the water cycle, let's watch one more video to review.
During precipitation, water falls to the earth
The water either falls on the ground or into bodies of water
If it falls onto the ground, it is soaked up to nourish the soil
This is called collection!