The Water Cycle By: Miss DeLuca
Objectives • You will be able to identify and label the stages of the water cycle • You will be able to write a short summary of the water cycle • You will be able to draw a picture of the water cycle
The Water Cycle • The water cycle is the way the earth uses and recycles water. It is controlled by the sun. • The water cycle consists of 4 main parts:- Evaporation- Condensation- Precipitation- Collection
Evaporation • Evaporation is when the sun heats up water and turns it into a gas, vapor, or steam and goes into the air.
Condensation • Condensation is when the water vapor in the air gets cold and turns back into liquid, which makes clouds.
Precipitation • Precipitation happens when the clouds have so much liquid in them that they can’t hold it any more. • Precipitation comes in many forms like; rain, hail, sleet, or snow.
Collection • When water falls back to the earth it collects in various places like, lakes, rivers, ponds, and oceans.
Video about the water cycle • http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html
Identify the Stages Condensation Precipitation Evaporation Collection Collection
Activity • With a partner you will draw a picture of the water cycle, label it, and write a short summary of how it works and why you think the water cycle is a good thing.
Summary • You are now able to label and identify the stages of the water cycle • You are able to tell me about the water cycle in your own words • You can also draw a picture of the water cycle