Friday, 2 September 2016
My Water Cycle Info Report
The Water Cycle
The water cycle is an important process that all the water in the world goes through. There are different stages in the cycle and they are Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Runoff and Groundwater. Also the water changes state throughout the process. It goes from liquid to gas and then to solid and back again.
Evaporation is an invisible process that changes water into a gas; it’s when vapour is formed from the sun heating up the water. Then the The process is made faster on a hot day. The amount of vapour in the air is humidity. When the vapour floats up to the atmosphere It forms clouds which is called condensation.
Condensation is when clouds form. It happens when the temperature changes and the vapour forms clouds. Precipitation (water coming down to earth) is when the clouds build up and water comes out of them. The water come down to earth in different forms and they are rain, hail, sleet and snow. The precipitation causes water to come down and cause runoff.
Runoff is basicly water coming downhill. The water can come down from the hills, go straight into bodies of water or soak into the ground. A Lot of our drinking water is underground in aquifers.
And then the water gets evaporated and it goes round the water cycle again and again.