The water cycle is the journey water takes as it moves from the land to the sky and back again. It follows a cycle of evaporation, condensation and precipitation.
What does the water cycle show?
How water moves around between the atmosphere, oceans, rivers and land
How water gets into our homes
How waste water is purified so that it's safe to drink
What process occurs when water changes from a gas to a liquid?
What is transpiration?
The transfer of water from lakes to the air
The transfer of water from plants into vapour in the air
The transfer of vapour from the air into clouds
Which type of flow is also called a river?
What does the process of interception do?
It slows down or prevents some water flowing back to the river
It stops water completely so it is lost from the system
It stores water in ice caps
Which of these is a store within the water cycle?
What is a river basin?
An area that a river flows into
An area drained by a river
The area outside the watershed
What is the watershed?
The edge of a drainage basin
A smaller river that flows into a larger river
The point where two rivers join together
What is the start of a river called?
Where are you likely to find a delta?
In the upper section of the river
In the middle section of the river
In the lower section of the river