Full Video |15:00

Full Video |15:00

What role does the water cycle play in weather and in life? This program shows beautiful footage of clouds, the sky, and how water continuously changes phase. The basic cloud types are presented in vivid examples, along with many awesome colors that water makes in sunsets and rainbows. Students learn the fundamentals of condensation, evaporation, and precipitation, and how to recognize these phenomena in their environment. We see the various forms of precipitation and how they are related to seasons. Terms such as liquid, solid, vapor, moisture, and humidity are used in explaining how the water cycle is vital to life on Earth. Special attention is given to flood safety.

©2001 Metstorm| Grade(s) 3-5

Related Topics

  • air
  • cirrus
  • cloud
  • condensation
  • cumulonimbus
  • cumulus
  • dew
  • dew point temperature
  • drizzle
  • Earth
  • erosion

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