Make your kid’s study on the process of water cycle easier by using these printable the water cycle diagrams collected especially for kids. Water cycle is a simple to understand process. Water cycle is what keeps providing us with freshwater continuously. Let’s start with the first simple water cycle diagram below.
You can learn from the diagram of water cycle above, the cycle can be divided into four main stages. The four stages of this cycle consist of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection. Let us understand each stage one by one. First, water on the surface of the Earth evaporates. Evaporation means that the sun heats up the water which turns into gas. Then, water collects as water vapor in the sky. This makes clouds. Next, the water in the clouds gets cold. This makes it become liquid again. This process is called condensation. Then, the water falls from the sky as rain, snow, sleet or hail. This is called precipitation. The water sinks into the surface and also collects into lakes, oceans, or aquifers. It evaporates again and continues the cycle. Study the stages on the water cycle diagram below.
The water cycle is powered by the sun’s energy and by gravity. The sun kickstarts the whole cycle by heating all the Earth’s water and making it evaporate. Gravity makes the moisture fall back to Earth.
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