Diagram of the water cycle - labelled diagram


The water cycle diagram.Diagram of the water cycle - labelled diagram. This exercise is for students in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grades. This is an interactive diagram showing the processes involved in the water cycle. Children can learn the different stages water goes through from when in rains, to when it becomes runoff, then into reservoires where it gets heated up to evaporate as rain once again. This is an interactive online water cycle worksheet which students can use to learn directly only. Keep playing until you master all the processes in this essential geography skill.

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Water cycle labeled diagram

The water cycle is the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. Water can change states among liquid, vapor, and ice at various places in the water cycle.

Here is a summary of the water cycle:

  1. Evaporation: The sun's energy causes water in oceans, lakes, and rivers to evaporate and turn into water vapor, which rises into the air.

  2. Condensation: As the water vapor rises and cools, it condenses into clouds.

  3. Precipitation: When the clouds become heavy and full enough, the water falls back to the Earth as precipitation, such as rain or snow.

  4. Collection: The water flows over the land and into streams, rivers, and lakes, where it can be collected and used.

  5. Infiltration: Some of the water seeps into the ground and becomes part of the groundwater system.

  6. Transpiration: Plants also release water vapor into the air through the process of transpiration.

The water cycle helps to regulate the temperature of the Earth and distribute water resources around the globe. It is a vital part of the Earth's ecosystem and plays a crucial role in the survival of all living things.