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CLIP 4740

An introduction to the water cycle (pt 1/2)

An introduction to the water cycle (pt 1/2)
Key Info
  • An introduction to the water cycle (pt 1/2)
  • Duration: 03:35
  • An explanation of the first process in the water cycle, rain and the water table, during a visit to the Peak District. The reporter investigates how rainwater falling in the Peak District ends up in our taps. The reporter digs into the Peak and shows the saturated peat. Digital animation displays the groundwater. The reporter explains why the level of the water table moves up and down.
  • Subject:



    Patterns and Processes

  • Keywords: water, peat, water table, groundwater, rainfall, water cycle, Peak District
Ideas for use in class
  • Pupils could dig outside and see if they can find the water table or investigate how wet/dry the soil is. Pupils could research the water cycle and the processes within it.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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