The Water Cycle

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The Water Cycle by Mind Map: The Water Cycle

1. Evaporation

1.1. the process a liquid turning into a gas

1.2. evaporation happens when heat from the sun causes water from oceans, lakes, etc, to turn into water vapor and rise into the atmosphere

1.3. sublimation is also a form of evaporation

1.3.1. the process when a solid such as ice turns to gas

2. Precipitation

2.1. rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from the sky

2.2. precipitation happens when water droplets combine with salt, dust, and additional water and falls from the sky

2.3. precipitation also happens when ice crystals form and fall as snow or melt and fall as rain

3. Condensation

3.1. transpiration is also a form of condensation

3.1.1. the process when plants lose water out of their leaves and it's released into the atmosphere

3.2. condensation happens when water vapor cools in clouds and turns back into water

3.3. the process of a gas changing to a liquid or solid

4. Condensation is responsible for the formation of clouds

5. Rain drops are actually shaped more like faucet drips rather than tear drops

6. Oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers provide nearly 90 percent of the moisture in the atmosphere through evaporation

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