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Stages of the water cycle

Watch Dr Michael Singer describe the first stages of the water cycle and the concepts of precipitation, evaporation and transpiration.

In this video, Dr Michael Singer describes the first stages of the water cycle.

The water cycle is made up of different stores of water and the movement between those stores.

It include these processes:


This is the delivery of water from the atmosphere to the Earth’s surface


This is the main process of returning water to the atmosphere from the Earth’s surface.


This is when plants take up water through their roots in the soil, and send that water up through their stems, and deliver it from their leaves back into the atmosphere.

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