Term Definition
Water Cycle The changes to water when it evaporates into the air, condenses into clouds and then precipitates down to Earth
Precipitation Water droplets fall from the atmosphere in the form of rain, sleet, snow or hail
Condensation The cooling of water in the atmosphere changing gas to a liquid
Evaporation The process that occurs when water changes from a liquid to a gas, caused by heat
Transpiration The passage of water vapor from a plant to the atmosphere
Run-off Rainfall that is not absorbed by soil and travels to the ocean
Water Cycle Science 6

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