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Semantic Map of the Water Cycle

6th grade Earth Science Julia Melton

Requires source of heat (Sun)

Water changes from liquid to a gas

On average about 47 inches of water evaporates into atmosphere yearly Evaporation of water from plants into the atmosphere

Evaporation
Flow from a drainage basin or watershed that appears in surface streams

Runoff

Environmental impacts: Erosion, runoff pollution

The Water Cycle

Transpiration

Nearly all 99% of water that enters roots transpires into the atmosphere

Percipitation
Environmental impacts: Acid Rain

Condensation

Returns water to earth as rain, snow, ice pellets and hail

The change of water vapor into liquid

Results in clouds; consist of tiny liquid drops