Raina the Raindrop is going on a trip with her mother to a new place. They are using the water cycle to get there.
Mom! I'm ready to go on our trip. I will definitely miss this ocean.
Okay, Raina sweetheart. The sun is coming out. We will be transported to a new place through...THE WATER CYCLE!!! I will explain each step of the cycle to you!
Evaporation turns a liquid (water) into a gas (water vapor) using solar energy from the sun.
We are evaporating Raina. We will soon turn into a gas (water vapor). Stay calm.
What's happening? I'm really hot! Are we floating! Oh man, I'm getting air sick!
Condensation is the change from a gas phase into liquid phase. In this stage, energy is released.
I'm here Raina! We are now condensing . We have traveled with millions of raindrops on this journey. Together, we will all create a rain cloud. We will be up here for some time till the cloud has enough water molecules.
What's going on! Mom, I can't see you! Are you there?
Precipitation is a product of water vapor that is condensed that falls under gravity. Theyhave turned from a gas to a solid (sublimation).
Raina, look we're now ice crystals! We are now in the stage of precipitation. When the air gets warmer, we'll turn into raindrops again!
AAAHHHH!!! We're falling.
I'm going to die!!!
The air gets warmer, and Raina and her mother start to melt back into their liquid form using the solar energy from the sun once again.
Yay!!! We're heading towards a river!
We're back in liquid form. Say hi to our new home Raina!
They arrive in their new home and start to "go with the flow" of the river.
Those are the main stages of the water cycle, Raina. The ones we went through are evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. We are now in a river, and all rivers lead to the ocean!