ED271 Water Cycle


Evaporation:When the sun shines on large bodies of water, the water changes to water vapors and begins to rise up into the air.

Condensation: Water vapors cool and attach to small dust particles creating small droplets. These droplets then attach to other small droplets forming what is called clouds.

Precipitation: Water droplets in the clouds become too heavy for the clouds to support and begin to fall to the ground as rain.

Transpiration: On sunny days, water vapors are released into the air by plants.

Aquifer: Underground water well where water from the rain is collected and later pumped up for use.