The Water Cycle: Water, Water Everywhere!

The Water Cycle
external image watercycle.gifWater covers 70% of the earth's surface and is vital to all living things. Water is always circulating between the earth's surface and the atmosphere in the water cycle.
Heat from the sun makes water evaporate from the oceans, rivers and lakes forming water vapor.
As the water vapor rises it cools and starts to condense and become water again. This forms clouds.
As the clouds get cooler the water droplets become bigger and bigger. Eventually they fall as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
The water then runs back into the oceans, rivers and lakes and the cycle repeats!



Water Cycle Powerpoint:


Interactive Water Cycle * - A flash animated activity that lets you control the water cycle as you learn.
Water Cycle Movie

Check out this book to learn more about the water cycle:



external image generic_flash_waterdrop.gifInteractive Games
& Activities

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Virtual Tour of a Drinking Water Treatment Plant - A flash-based step-by-step how water is treated and delivered to your home or business as water that is safe to drink.

Interactive Word Scramble Game * - A flash animated game that lets you unscramble one word in a sentence and lets you know instantly if you have the right answer.

Interactive Fun Facts Matching Game * - A flash animated game that lets you match amounts of water to the correct everyday water usage item and lets you know instantly if you have the right answer.

Interactive Question & Answer Game *- A flash animated game that gives the Answer and you have to choose the correct Question from three possible answers. The game lets you know instantly if you have the right answer.

Click here to reflect on what you have learned about the water cycle. Print out a reflection sheet and turn into Mrs. Sensenig.
reflection sheet.docx