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Science lesson 4

The water cycle
STUDY
PLAY
Water Vapor
water in a gas state
Condensation
when gas condenses to a liquid
Example of Condensation?
Dew
Cloud
a group of water droplets in the air
Precipitation
is the water that falls from the clouds down to earth
water cycle
the movement of water between the earth's surface and the air
Transpiration
when water evaporate from the surface of leaves
run off
how water flows over the earth's surface
cumulus clouds
big puffy, white clouds that look like cotton balls
cumulonimbus clouds
happen when a cumulus cloud becomes dark and thick. It usually produces precipitation
stratus
look like sheets or blankets that usually pruduce precipitation
Cirrus
a thin, wispy, or feathery. They are made of tiny bits or ice.