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fact sheet: Investigating the Water Cycle

About 97% of the world's water is in the oceans. The sun's heat evaporates water from the oceans and other water surfaces. This moist air goes into the atmosphere. As the air cools the water vapour condenses into small drops and forms clouds. Eventually the water droplets fall back to earth as precipitation, like rain or snow. The rain water flows off the land into rivers, or soaks into the ground.

Click here to investigate the water cycle for yourself.


Water can be carved into unusual shapes when it's frozen as ice.

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