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The Water Cycle Poster
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/atmos/hydrocycle_max.htm

National Weather Service, NOAA

This is a large format poster of the ten major components of the water cycle, from the National Weather Service. It includes definitions of these major components.

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Climate Literacy
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The presence of small amounts of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere warms Earth’s surface, resulting in a planet that sustains liquid water and life.
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Climate plays an important role in the global distribution of freshwater resources. Changing precipitation patterns and temperature conditions will alter the distribution and availability of freshwater resources, reducing reliable access to water for many people and their crops. Winter snowpack and mountain glaciers that provide water for human use are declining as a result of global warming.
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Fresh water, limited in supply, is essential for some organisms and industrial processes. Water in rivers, lakes, and underground can be depleted or polluted, making it unavailable or unsuitable for life.
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • As with all diagrams that depict geological cycles, educator should remind students that you can begin anywhere in the cycle.
  • Wonderful poster that could be used in multiple ways to convey the water cycle and biogeochemical cycling.
  • Educator may want review the 7 categories of information listed in the left margin.

About the Science

  • This poster illustrates how the various water cycle components interact. The water cycle is a classic topic covered in elementary and middle school science classes.

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Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Image can be downloaded as pdf and saved and printed. Available in English and Spanish.

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