Hey! I'm Drop. This is one stage of the Water Cycle. Called Precipitation. This is when I am up in the sky, and gravity pulls me down, to make it snow, rain, and sleet.
Time for a bumpy ride! This process is called runoff. This when, precipitation runs off steep surfaces, driven by gravity, like mountains, and cliffs, etc. . Its one of my favorite steps, because it's like a roller coaster.
This is when there are puddles on the ground and I get misled into the ground. This is kind-of like groundwater, but I'm not officially inside the ground yet.
This is after infiltration, when I get "sucked" into the ground, and I can also flow through the ground. When I get "sucked" into the ground, it's when the pores in the ground fill with water/me.
fills pores in ground
T R A N S P I R A T I O N
After groundwater, I get sucked into plants, when they need water, because I'm stored into the ground. Then I go up the stem, and into leaves and petals. When I go into leaves, there are tiny little pores called stomata's, and I evaporate from there.
water evaporates from plant
When it comes to evaporation, i can evaporate from transpiration, or from lakes, etc. This pair is exciting, because it is almost the end of the water cycle! Evaporation, is when gravity pulls me up, and turn from a liquid to a GAS.