eventually, I turn into precipitation, meaning I fall back as a liquid back to the earth (snow, hail, rain, etc.). sometimes I fall back down into the earth into an ocean or on surface water, and I start the cycle all over again.
hi! I'm a water droplet. I'm going to go to through the water cycle! I start out in the ocean, where I'm surrounded by other waters.
once I get heated up from the sun, I start evaporating (which means turning from a liquid to a gas) and I turn into water vapor in the air
Because warm air rises, I rise higher and higher into the sky until I get further into the atmosphere and I start to cool and condense
Sometimes I fall on mountains and stream down the mountain and wash away to another water source, and I become runoff water, or go to an underground water tunnel and stream through there to get to an ocean or another body of water.
condensing is where gas turns back into liquids, and when I cool I start to condense back into a liquid onto particles in the air
when I condense onto particles in the air, I turn into a cloud. As I collect and condense more and more water vapor I get bigger and bigger.
Whatever the way I get down, if I end up on land, I get infiltrated into the soil or I run down to an area where I can be absorbed. the time it takes for me to infiltrate can vary based on tons of different variables.
at some point, I get back to another big body of water, where the cycle starts all over again. this is the WATER CYCLE!