King Water Cycle

By: Tori Cafeteiro

Definition: The water cycle is important to understand earth's weather. There are different cycles and the one I studied was the water cycle also known as the hydrologic cycle. There are different parts to the water cycle, such as evaporation, transpiration, condensation, and precipitation.

Evaporation: Evaporation is when the sun heats up the water/puddle/lake/river into water vapor. Water can be evaporated from runoffs, plants, trees, lakes, oceans, snow, and people, just about everything with water.

Water Vapor: Water vapor is the water in the air which is a vapor. Which means it can’t be seen.

Transpiration: When rising air currents bring up the water vapor higher then from the point it evaporated. When the water vapor is going higher it is condensing. This is when water vapor is slowly turning into water.

Condensation: When the water vapor reaches a cloud it is completely condensed, which means it has fully turned into water.

Precipitation: It is when clouds are filled up with water and ready to burst out the precipitate. When clouds precipitate they bring out snow/rain/hail/sleet.

About the water cycle: There is no beginning or end to the water cycle, so it never ends. The water cycle never ends because the salty ocean water supplies fresh water to the continents. The water cycle was created a very long time ago, most likely when the earth gained water. The cycle goes around 24/7 all year long. Water has been recycled now for the last 3 billion years.
I give thanks to the 2 websites and poster inside our classroom.


What the picture says-

Evaporation: It just rained there is a puddle. The sun shines on it and it evaporates.

Transpiration: When it is traveling though the air (aka: transpiration) it starts to condense.

red arrow that is next to transpiration: water vapor condenses.

Condensation: When it reaches the dew point, condensation the water vapor condenses.

red arrow next to condensation: water vapor condensed

Cloud formation: Liquid water gathered on dust particles in the air (condensation nuclei).

Precipitation: Then soon it will precipitate and hail/snow/rain/sleet , and again the water cycle goes around.

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