These worksheets look at the cycle that water goes through across the Earth.

Water is essential for all life on this planet. Just fewer than three-quarters of the Earth is covered in water. We commonly think of water as being a liquid that we find in our rivers, streams, and oceans. Water is actually in many places at once. Right now those bodies of water are evaporating into water vapor. Plants are giving off lots of water as they undergo the process of photosynthesis and it is evaporating as well. That water is being cooled and slowly forming clouds. Once the clouds become heavily filled with water they give off liquid water in the form of rain, sleet, or snow.

The worksheets include atmospheric currents and the movement of water through its various forms. We follow the water as the sun heats the water and leaves the ground through the process of evaporation and at the same time plants are transpiring as a result of photosynthesis and giving off their own vapor. The water rises up and condenses into clouds. The clouds rise and get colder and then rain or snow (precipitation) forms and the water returns to the Earth.

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Atmospheric Currents

Using the three terms and three descriptions in the table below, name and describe each of the atmospheric or air currents shown in the pictures.

Chart Out

The movement of water is the continuous circulation of water from the earth to the oceans, to the air, and back to the land. Indicate which part of the diagram depicts the three major methods by which water is transferred (condensation, evaporation, and precipitation) and then describe the entire water in your own words in the space provided.

Cycle Diagrams (Word Bank)

Label the steps of the complete cycle.

Diagraming the Cycle

Label the steps, in fact, label everything that you can use to explain more about the process.

Process Diagrams (Label)

You are asked to describe each part of the process in full detail.

Water Cycle Draw Me

Label each aspect of the movement of water.

Make a Picture

Create and illustation that put it all into perspective.

Water Venn Diagrams (Ocean vs. Fresh)

Compare those forms of water.

Water Venn Diagrams (Hard/Soft)

I know that one has minerals.

Mother Nature Venn Diagrams

Have you ever tried to compare a Tornado to a Hurricane?