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Summary

On the Earth’s surface, water is heated by the sun and evaporates into water vapour. As it rises into the atmosphere, the vapour condenses to form clouds which produce precipitation (rain, snow…). Some of this precipitation evaporates, while some seeps into the ground to supply the ground water table or to add to the volume of glaciers. The rest is carried back to the sea by steams and rivers.

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Learning goals

  • To show the natural circuit of water in its liquid, gas or solid state as it travels between the oceans, the atmosphere and the continents.

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Water is a precious resource. Although it is abundant on Earth, it is distributed unequally on the planet. Water exists in three states (solid, liquid and gas) under the natural conditions of the…

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