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Clouds - When water condenses in the sky, we see it in the form of clouds.

Condensation - When the small parts of water vapor collect together and become a liquid. This is usually caused by water vapor losing heat energy.

Dew - When water condenses on the ground (like on grass) and becomes a liquid.

Evaporation - When the small parts of water are heated enough to change from a liquid to a gas.

Precipitation - When water falls to the earth in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail.raining

Temperature - Measurement of the amount of heat energy; A thermometer is used to measure it.

Water Cycle - The way water changes as it moves from the surface of the earth, through the air, and returns again. The sun causes this to happen.

Water Vapor - The state of water where it is a gas and cannot be seen.

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Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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