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The water cycle

The water cycle

  • Exhibition Text

    • Water is part of the Earth, its atmosphere, and all of its living organisms. As the chief force responsible for weathering and erosion, it shapes the surface of our planet. Water travels from ocean to atmosphere by evaporation, and from atmosphere to ocean by precipitation. The circulation of water from one reservoir to another consumes or releases energy, moderating the Earth’s temperature.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Water, Temperature, Weathering, Hydrologic cycle

      Audience: General

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