# Diagram of Water Cycle

Free and printable diagram of water cycle are available for you in high definition and colorful design! When you are learning or teaching the cycle of water to your kids, a diagram is a must! Well, a water cycle diagram describes how water evaporates from the surface of the earth, rises into the atmosphere, cools and condenses into rain or snow in clouds, and falls again to the surface as precipitation. The water falling on land collects in rivers and lakes, soil, and porous layers of rock, and much of it flows back into the oceans, where it will once more evaporate. The first diagram is posted in the following image.

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By studying the water cycle using the diagram of water cycle like the one posted above definitely will help to explain the different processes in a way that’s easy to follow. With so many details and explanation completed in a picture, these diagrams do a great job in explaining how the water cycle works using simple language and colorful illustrations that kids will enjoy. Moreover, the clear pictures of the process will ease your kids in understanding the cycling process. More pictures are as follows.

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There are several steps in a water cycle. Evaporation is when the sun heats up water in rivers or lakes or the ocean and turns it into vapor or steam. Vaporization is when the water vapor or steam leaves the river, lake or ocean and goes into the air. Meanwhile, condensation happens when water vapor in the air gets cold and changes back into liquid, forming clouds. This is called condensation. What is called as precipitation occurs when so much water has condensed that the air cannot hold it anymore.  The clouds get heavy and water falls back to the earth in the form of rain, hail, sleet or snow. (Kidzone)

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In the final stage, the collection happens when water falls back to earth as precipitation, it may fall back in the oceans, lakes or rivers or it may end up on land.  When it ends up on land, it will either soak into the earth and become part of the “ground water” that plants and animals use to drink or it may run over the soil and collect in the oceans, lakes or rivers where the cycle starts all over again. Print these diagrams for the better use of any educational purpose on Biology or any other subjects! See you on the next post!