Thursday, 1 September 2016

Water Cycle Information report

Water cycle

The hydraulic process of the water cycle has 4 different stages: Evaporation, condensation , precipitation and Runoff/Groundwater. The water is recycled throughout the process ;There are 3 different states of water in the water cycle: Liquid, solid and gas. One thing is for sure there is no start or end of the water cycle.

Evaporation is when water is found in many different areas eg. Lake , Ocean, Sea,  Swamps and plants that form into small molecules.  Usually the evaporation occurs when the water reaches boiling point. For the matter of fact the water that evaporates from the sea is not salty because of the density of the salt which is too heavy to rise.The loss of density is called evaporation; which forms the molecules into vapor. After the water changes states into gas, dust in the air combines with the gas droplets to make clouds. ( condensation )

Condensation and Precipitation is when the vapor , droplets and dust in the sky combine and  changes into clouds that forms condensation.Then the clouds form precipitation which is hail, snow, rain, sleet etc. Once the precipitation falls the water that rolls down the mountain goes into two different area’s runoff and groundwater.

Runoff is when the water goes into the river and keeps the water cycle going. Groundwater is when the water gets infiltrated into the ground. Groundwater is another word for the water in your taps but don’t be mistaken, the water in wells and spring are called aquifer. When an aquifer becomes too full it starts to leak onto the surface (which is commonly known as spring.)

Overall there is 4 main points of the water cycle, evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff/groundwater. The three  main points of the water cycle is that the water gets recycled over and over and will never stop. Secondly there is three forms of water, liquid,gas and solid. Finally the water cycle has no end or start. Water is important for all living things and we all need to appreciate what we have.

By: Zainab

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