Round and round,
From the sky,
To the ground,
In a cycle you can’t see,
Water comes to you and me!
Evaporation is a start,
But really make up just one part,
From sea to sky,
But leaves enough to float in boats!
In the sky,
Like fish form schools,
Condensation makes it dense,
Like dollars have one hundred cents!
Then it falls, precipitation!
It’s like group participation…
Rain and hail,
Sleet and snow,
Plants can grow…
Fills up lakes, and streams, and seas,
We can drink it as we please,
Water used to brush our teeth,
Water wets the coral reef!
Water, water, what we need,
We need water to succeed,
And water cycle keeps it fresh,
Water cycle, you’re the best!
Watch Mr. R.’s Water Cycle Song
The water cycle enables Earth to maintain a constant amount of water. Yes, the Earth has been using the same water over and over again for millions of years! This is because water travels ‘around and around’ in what’s known as the water cycle.
These are the basic principles of the cycle:
The sun causes water to evaporate and travel into the air in the form of water vapor.
In the sky the vapor cools and condenses to form clouds.
Eventually, the water falls back to Earth in different forms of precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, hail).