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The Water Cycle

The Water CycleWater has been around for MANY years

2When the first fish crawled out of the ocean onto the land, the same water you brushed your teeth with this morning was part of that ocean. When the Brontosaurus walked through lakes feeding on plants, the water you get from the drinking fountain here at school was part of those lakes.There is approximately the same amount of water on Earth today as there was when the Earth was formed. Water is continually recycled in the Earth's water cycle. add a period after "years"Water gets recycled over and over again

Image courtesy of US Environmental Protection Agency3Today we are going to talk about how the water from billions of years ago has been recycled by the earth and is being used by each one of you today. The process of the earth recycling water is called the water cycle. As water goes through this process it changes states like we discussed in the previous PowerPoint.

QUESTION: What are the three states or forms of water?ANSWER: Solid, liquid and gas

add period after "again"What is the Water Cycle?TranspirationEvaporationCondensationPrecipitationAccumulation

The water cycle is made up of five processes; transpiration, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and accumulation. Lets investigate how each of these processes work to keep water from billions of years ago moving around the earth.4

This is the water cycle!precipitationevaporationaccumulationtranspirationcondensation5The water cycle is the continuous recycling of water on earth; from the oceans, up to the sky and down to land, to be transported back to the oceans and sky again. Water is constantly moving due to the energy of the sun transforming surface water into water vapor. The water vapor eventually forms clouds, and clouds condense back into water droplets. When the droplets become so dense in the clouds, the force of gravity pulls them back down to the earth where the cycle continues all over again. hard to read header text in white color - change colormove image down a bit so that it is not overlapping with the header textTranspiration

the evaporation of water from plants

6Plants need water to survive and they obtain it from the soil, but plants can also sweat water out through their leaves during dry spells or really sunny days; this is called transpiration. When plants transpire the water is in liquid form and changes into water vapor (gaseous state).TranspirationDo plants really sweat?

Plants like me release water to supply photosynthesis, bring minerals up from the roots, and cool ourselves off.7Transpiration also cools plants and enables the flow of mineral nutrients from the roots. The amount of water lost by a plant depends on its size, along with the surrounding light intensity, temperature, humidity, wind speed, and soil water supply.

JAMES PETERS: If possible reword the yellow balloon next to the leaf. Plants like me release water during photosynthesis as I bring minerals up from my roots.TranspirationTranspiration is the process by which plants lose water out of their leaves. Transpiration gives evaporation a bit of a hand in getting the water vapor back up into the air. Evaporation

The conversion of water from a liquid to a gasSolar energy drives evaporation of water from the ocean. The evaporated water changes from a liquid form into water vapor a gaseous form.9Evaporation is a critical component of the water cycle, which is responsible for clouds and rain. Solar energy drives evaporation of water from oceans, lakes, moisture in the soil, and other sources of water.

QUESTION: How does evaporation relate to weather?ANSWER: Evaporation is responsible for clouds and rain.add a comma after "vapor"EvaporationHeat energy from the sun causes water in puddles, streams, rivers, seas or lakes to change from a liquid to a water vapor. This is called evaporation. The vapor rises into the air and collects in clouds. add comma after "seas"CondensationThe transformation of water vapor back into liquid water by cooling

Evaporated water is warmed and rises into the air where it eventually cools and condenses to form clouds. 11The water seen on the outside of a cold glass on a hot day is condensation. Condensation is the changing of water from a gaseous state back to a liquid state in the form of clouds.

QUESTION: How is condensation related to weather?ANSWER: Condensation forms clouds, which can produce rain, hail, or snow.CondensationWater vapor collects in clouds. As the clouds cool the water vapor condenses into water drops. This is called condensation. These drops fall to the earth as rain, snow or hail.

add comma after "cool"add comma after "snow"PrecipitationRain, hail, or snow falling from the clouds due to the condensation of water

With enough condensed water, you get rain!

When clouds become very heavy with condensed water, the water is released in the form of rain, hail, or snow. 13Precipitation is a major component of weather and of the water cycle. Precipitation is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the planet.move text down a little from the header so that it does not overlapPrecipitationWater falls to the earth from clouds. Mainly as rain, but sometimes as snow and hail. This is called precipitation.

AccumulationThe collection of precipitation into rivers, lakes, and oceans.

This completes the water cycle!

15The ocean is an integral part of the water cycle and is connected to all of the earths water reservoirs via evaporation and precipitation processes.

This is the water cycle!precipitationevaporationaccumulationtranspirationcondensation16Do a quick review of each process in the water cycle. Have students tell you the form water is in at each stage of the water cycle and how that process relates to weather. (if it applies)should this slide go after slide 17 "let's review"?Lets Review

EvaporationThe vapor risesCondensationThe Clouds formPrecipitationThe rain falls

TranspirationThe movement through plants

this slide is confusing and does not aid in the "cycle" image presented throughout these slides; consider rearranging the images and arrows to mimic the "cycle"?add a conclusion slide?