Read and learn about the water cycle through Mr. and Mrs. Molecule's fun-filled journey.
Isn't it interesting that we're about to turn from a liquid to a gas?!
Atmosphere/ Water Vapor
Honey, we're in the atmosphere! We are so high!
Just breath, you'll be okay.
Breath. Inhale. Exhale.
We're a liquid again! How cool is that?!
Mr. and Mrs. Molecule are about to start their journey by being heated by the sun, which then turns them from a liquid to a gas, which is called water vapor. This is the process of evaporation!
We're coming down now! That's a relief!
Now Mr. and Mrs. Molecule are in the atmosphere (the troposphere specifically) in the form of hot water vapor, they will soon condense into clouds.
Mr. and Mrs. Molecule have been cooled and have been transformed from a gas back to a liquid. They are now clouds! This is called condensation!
We're right back to were we started!
Mr. and Mrs. Molecule are now are falling from the atmosphere in liquid form, as rain. This is because after more and more of their molecule friends joined them, they became to heavy and had to fall. This is called precipitation!
Since Mr. and Mrs. Molecule weren't absorbed by the soil, they are now whats called run-off! They will eventually flow back into the ocean.
Mr. and Mrs. Molecule have been absorbed by these flowers and will evaporate into the atmosphere again. This is the process of transpiration!
Its like a circle it doesn't really start or end, it just goes on and on.