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Ch 2: ScienceFusion Earth's Water & Atmosphere Unit 1.2: The Water Cycle

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The Water Cycle chapter of this ScienceFusion Earth's Water & Atmosphere Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the water cycle. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with The Water Cycle textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion The Water Cycle chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the water cycle topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Evaporation, condensation and precipitation
  • The definition for transpiration
  • Phase changes
  • The processes of runoff and infiltration
  • Transportation of energy and matter via the water cycle

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5 Lessons in Chapter 2: ScienceFusion Earth's Water & Atmosphere Unit 1.2: The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

1. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

How Evaporation & Transpiration Contribute to the Hydrologic Cycle

2. How Evaporation & Transpiration Contribute to the Hydrologic Cycle

Evaporation and transpiration are important components of the water cycle, and while they are the same process they arise from different sources. In this video lesson you will learn about these two parts of the cycle and how they contribute to the overall movement of water on Earth.

Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation & Deposition

3. Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation & Deposition

Substances on Earth can exist in one of four phases, but mostly, they exist in one of three: solid, liquid or gas. Learn the six changes of phase: freezing, melting, condensation, vaporization, sublimation and deposition.

Runoff & Infiltration: Definition & Process

4. Runoff & Infiltration: Definition & Process

When water falls to the ground as precipitation, it can either fill the spaces in the soil below ground or run across the surface. In this video lesson, you will learn about the processes of infiltration and runoff, and how they are an important part of the water cycle on Earth.

How the Water Cycle Transports Energy & Matter

5. How the Water Cycle Transports Energy & Matter

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what the water cycle is, and how the transfer of both matter and energy is involved. A short quiz will follow.

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