Water cycle

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  • Ever wonder how the water cycle works?
  • No.
  • Condensation and Evaporation
  • The water cycle starts with evaporation where water turns into water vapor. As it turbs into vapor, it rises and freezes and form cloud in the sky. This is called condensation.
  • Hmm...
  • Solar Radiation
  • Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun, particularly electromagnetic energy.
  • Transpiration, infiltration, and groundwater
  • Did you know that transpiration is when water is carried through plants?
  • water cycle starts with evaporation. Evaporation is when water turns into water vapor from absorbing the heat from the sun. As the water evaporates, it gets high it the atmosphere and turns into tiny water droplets which turn into clouds. This is called condensation.
  • Runoff and Precipitation
  • Runoff
  • Solar radiation is energy that is either absorb or reflected by the atmosphere. The energy that isn’t reflected enters Earth’s atmosphere where it heats up the gases. This energy heats the atmosphere which we refer to as heat. Energy from the sun heats the water and when the water has heated enough it changes states of matter: liquid to a gas (evaporation or transpiration).
  • Gravity and Sun
  • Transpiration is when water goes through plants from roots to small pores on the underside of leaves, where it changes to vapor and is released to the atmosphere. Gravity takes water and brings it underground and it stays thee. Water that is underground is called groundwater. It is usually fresh water.
  • Oh yeah! So gravity makes that happen like it pulls down water in infiltration!
  • Runoff is when water sinks into the soil when it doesn't get infiltrated and sinks into the ground. Some of it might evaporate too. Precipitation is any form of water coming down from the clouds because of gravity. It can come down in different forms. Some forms are, rain, snow sleet, and hail.
  • Gravity controls most of the stages in the water cycle by pulling it to the center and the sun because the sun gives energy.
  • POOF
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