Explain water cycle.

Sure, here is an explanation of the water cycle, listed in point form:

  1. Evaporation
  • Heat from the sun causes water from oceans, lakes, and rivers to evaporate and form water vapor in the atmosphere
  1. Condensation
  • Water vapor in the atmosphere cools and condenses into clouds
  1. Precipitation
  • Clouds release water in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail
  1. Infiltration
  • Precipitation that falls on land can seep into the ground, replenishing groundwater supplies
  1. Runoff
  • Precipitation that does not infiltrate the ground flows over the land as runoff, eventually making its way into rivers, lakes, and oceans
  1. Transpiration
  • Plants absorb water from the soil and release it into the atmosphere through a process called transpiration
  1. Surface water storage
  • Water can be stored on the Earth’s surface in the form of rivers, lakes, and oceans

The water cycle is a continuous process, with water moving through these stages over and over again. It is a crucial process that helps to distribute water around the Earth, ensuring that plants and animals have access to the water they need to survive.