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State changes and the water cycle

State changes and the water cycle

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Changes of State of Matter and Water Cycle
The material is presented in Nature in three different states: solid, liquid and


Matter can move from one physical state to another by action of cold or heat. Th ese changes of matter are: 1. Evaporation. 2. Solidification. 3. Condensation. 4 . Fusion.

1. Evaporation is the change of state of a substance changes from liquid to gas
when heated. (Temperature rise)
2. Solidification: is the change of state of a substance changes from liquid to
solid when cooled (low temperature)
3. Condensation is the change of state of a substance that passes from liquid to
gas, when it hits a cooler surface.
4. Fusion is the change of state that occurs when a substance changes from solid
to liquid when heated (temperature increase)

As you know, matter can change state, shape and appearance. But there is little substance capable of going through all states. Water has the ability to go throu gh the different states and is continually renewed. In this process we call "wat er cycle"

Water cycle

What is the water cycle?
• When you drink a glass of water, perhaps, are not the first person to take tha
t same water.

What constitutes the water cycle?
This is nothing new, the water we drink now is the same as it has been used for
millions of years since the Earth formed.

What constitutes the water cycle?
The water is held in three states: liquid, gas (vapor) or solid (ice) and are co
nstantly recycled, or cleaned and renewed teaming up with the sun, earth and air
, to maintain balance in nature. The endless circulation of water in the earth i
s called the hydrologic cycle. And thanks to him, probably you will return to dr
ink the same water many times during your life.

Water cycle stages.
• Step 1
The water in the soil, rivers, oceans and vegetation evaporates into the air wit
h the help of sunlight. To evaporate, the water leaves behind all the elements t
hat pollute or make it unfit to drink (minerals, chemicals, waste).

Water cycle stages
• Step 2
As the air cools to rise, the water condenses and clouds form.

Water cycle stages
• Step 3 The water in clouds falls back to earth as rain (precipitation).
Water cycle stages
• Step 4

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