The Water Cycle

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This module contains:

  •  An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary that covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with an answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module

The Water Cycle

The water cycle shows the continuous movement of water within the Earth and atmosphere, presented as a complex system involving different processes. The water cycle regulates Earth’s weather. The atmospheric temperature depends on evaporation and condensation. When water evaporates, it absorbs more energy and cools the environment, and as water condenses, it releases energy and warms the world. A stable water cycle helps make temperatures more balanced to support civilization.

This ​A-Level Water Cycle module will enable students to:​

  • Discuss the processes involved in the water cycle;
  • Identify physical and human factors that affect the water cycle;
  • Examine how human activities threaten the water cycle through time;
  • Discuss the connection between the water cycle and the global climate
  • Discuss what makes water insecurity an issue; and
  • Discuss the different strategies to address water insecurity

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More Natural World Modules

​The Water Cycle is one lesson in our Natural World module. The other theory lessons can be found below: