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Teaching Kids About Water Cycle

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Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

This famous quote emphasises the importance of water in the life of every living being on Earth. Previously, rain water used to be considered the purest form of water, but with the increase in pollution, it is no longer safe for first hand use. With the rising population and resultant water scarcity, we need to teach our children how nature provides us with fresh water and how important water is.

Although 70% of the earth’s surface is filled with water, less than 3% of it is fresh and fit for human consumption. But do you know how nature provides us with fresh water? Nature generates fresh water by recycling water, which is also known as the water cycle.

Water cycle takes places in four stages. The first stage is evaporation, which happens as the sun heats the water in different water bodies like lakes, rivers and oceans and converts it into vapour. This vapour rises up into the atmosphere. The second stage of water cycle is condensation, in which the water vapour cools down to form clouds. Condensation is followed by precipitation, which happens when too much water has condensed in clouds. In precipitation, the water particles come together to form bigger particles and then fall back to Earth as rain. In the last stage of water cycle, which is collection, water droplets formed by precipitation fall on to the ground and flow into water bodies.

After collection, the cycle starts again, where water evaporates and the subsequent stages follow. Water cycle has been going on for billions of years.

To know more about water cycle, flip through the pages of this ClipBook.

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The Water Cycle

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A Basic Guide To The Water Cycle

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Fun Water Cycle Facts For Kids

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3 Ways To Teach The Water Cycle

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Round And Round It Goes!

This is an interactive game where you can click on the image and read about different parts of the water cycle.

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The 3 Phases Explained : Water Cycle Animation For Kids

This animated video will give children definitions and examples of each phase. Narrated by a young learner, this video is sure to enthrall kids of all ages...

Interactive Games That Teach About The Water Cycle

Water is all around us. There is water in the seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, clouds, and even in the air. Did you know that water is always moving from one place to another? Let’s explore and find out how this happens.

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