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The water cycle never ends. It is powered by the sun. Roll over the picture at the right to see how water changes during the water cycle.

Basically, the sun can heat liquid water and turn it into a vapor or gas. This process is called evaporation.

 

When the vapor cools it condenses back into water. This is called condensation.

THIS IS A TEST!

Look closely at each photo blow. Make your best guess about whether the photo shows evaporation or condensation. Follow the directions below the photos to check your guesses!

Highlight the boxes below to see if you are right!
Condensation
Evaporation
Condensation

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  1. The title of the activity
  2. The URL (Internet address)
  3. Your name.

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Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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