How does the water cycle make rain?

How does the water cycle make rain?

Liquid water evaporates into water vapor, condenses to form clouds, and precipitates back to earth in the form of rain and snow. Water in different phases moves through the atmosphere (transportation).

How do you introduce the water cycle to students?

7 Ideas for Teaching the Water Cycle

  1. Water Cycle Baggie. This idea is an oldie, but a goodie.
  2. Mini Water Cycle. Save those rotisserie chicken containers!
  3. Oceans and the Water Cycle Notebook Foldable.
  4. Water Cycle Simulation Cubes.
  5. Water Cycle Vocabulary Matching.
  6. Making it Rain.
  7. Water Cycle PowerPoint.

How do you introduce a topic in the water cycle?

Water Cycle Baggie This idea is an oldie, but a goodie. Draw the water cycle on a ziplock bag, put some water at the bottom, then tape it to the window. Observe it for a few days. You’ll see the evaporation and condensation right before your very eyes!

How does rain form and what is the water cycle?

This animated video explains how rain forms and explains how rainfall, evaporation and condensation all form part of the water cycle. Loading…

How to make a rain cycle science experiment?

If desired, draw water, a cloud, and a sun on the Ziploc baggie with a marker. Add a small amount of water to the baggie without getting the sides wet. Add a few drops of blue food coloring to the water (optional). Hang on a sunny window for several hours.

What do you need to know about the water cycle?

First, introduce your students to the water cycle and the following terms: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, collection. The earth has a limited amount of water. This water keeps going around and around in what we call the water cycle. When the sun heats the water in the lakes, streams, oceans, etc. some of it turns to a gas (water vapor).

How long does rain stay in the atmosphere?

Some rain seeps into the ground too. Water stays in some places longer than others. A drop of water may spend over 3,000 years in the ocean before moving on to another part of the water cycle. Wow! On average a drop of water spends an average of 8 days in the atmosphere before falling back down to Earth.

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