The Water Cycle
A lesson on the water cycle.
• To introduce students to the steps of the water cycle.
To explain cloud formation.
To explain details of the Water Cycle steps.
To present exercises that test students? understanding of the names and processes of the water cycle.
Clouds come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they are all made up of water. Whether they look like white cotton candy or gray, wispy feathers, all clouds begin the same way. They all start out as bodies of water on the surface of the Earth.
So, how does water on the ground turn into a cloud? And where do clouds go once they are formed? Scientists have already found the answers to these and other questions about clouds. They call the path water takes from the ground to the sky and back again the Water Cycle. They also know that this process is very important to help us sustain life on Earth.