Hi! My name is Droplet. I am a water molecule. I will tell you how I travel through the water cycle.
I first start off in the ocean.
I will begin to rise up due to the heat of the sun, changing from liquid to gas this is called Evaporation.
As I rise up into the air, I start cooling down to form clouds. This process Condensation.
When clouds start getting heavy, I will fall back to earth in the form of rain, hail, or snow. This is called Precipitation.
I will fall back to earth and go back to the ground in the form of groundwater. Any remaining water falls back into the rivers, lakes, and oceans. This is called Collection. Water that moves to the land is called runoff.