The Water Cycle


What role does the sun play in the water cycle?

27 Responses

  1. Kael says:

    Well, unlike previous topics, the water cycle is pretty simple and I’ve learned before. The main part the sun plays in the water cycle is evaporating the water into water vapor. The water vapor will then condense into clouds and fall as precipitation. The precipitation then becomes run-off and flows into a body of water, or will soak into the ground, only to be evaporated again as the cycle continues.

  2. LUCAS says:

    The sun evaporates the water. Then the water turns into clouds. Then the water falls as rain back to where it came from.

  3. Lukas says:

    The sun affects the water cycle by, heating up water in bodies of water such as lakes and oceans, which makes the water evaporate. because water vapor is, of course, less dense than liquid water. It rises into the sky, where it cools, condensing around tiny dust particles into microscopic bits of liquid water. When the water droplets get too big to be supported in the air, they fall back down to the ground, where they go back into bodies of water, and the cycle repeats.

  4. Mandi says:

    Maybe the water heats up turning it to clouds. Then, when it rains it, comes down into the ocean. Then the process of the cycle starts all over again.

  5. M.A.M says:

    I think the sun’s role in the water cycle is it’s heating energy. I think the sun heats up the top layer of the water and causes the water to evaporate and turn all foggy and moist, and then rises up into clouds. Then when the clouds get full of the evaporated water, it rains. So the sun’s heat plays a role in the water cycle because without the sun, the water wouldn’t be able to rise up.

  6. Kirsten says:

    The sun warms up the bodies of water around the world and that helps evaporation. Evaporation is when the sun shines on the water and the water starts to rise up. The water that rises up turns into clouds and when the clouds have too much water it rains.

  7. Barbara says:

    The sun will heat the water in lakes, oceans, rivers, etc. which makes the water evaporate into the air. Then the water will form into clouds during condensation. Then during precipitation, all the water will form the clouds in some type of matter and fall into lakes, rivers, oceans, and from puddles, etc. Then the cycle will start all over and the sun will heat up the water again and evaporate.

  8. Iris says:

    Oct. 25, 2019

    Ok! Finally, something already I know a little about! The sun affects the water cycle because a very important step in the water cycle, evaporation, wouldn’t be able to happen without the sun. Without evaporation, the whole water cycle would not be possible because water wouldn’t be able to turn in to water vapor. The not-water-vapor water vapor wouldn’t be able to come back to earth as precipitation, and so on and so forth.

    -Iris ∞

  9. Wayne S. says:

    Hmm, maybe because of the oceans and water and such evaporating they turn into clouds. And the Sun maybe heats up the water to make it evaporate to make clouds into clouds or somewhere along that line.

  10. Alexis says:

    I think the sun affects the water cycle because the heat evaporates and turns into vapor. The vapor goes into the sky and turn into clouds.

  11. Madison says:

    I think that it plays as the evaporator. I think that because when it gets hot the water rises and turns from a liquid to a gas or just clouds.

  12. dominick says:

    It heats up the water out in the ocean and causes the water to turn into a vapor which helps the water move on to land and spread it over a large area changing the land in the processes.

  13. xander says:

    I think it has to do something with evaporation and condensation. Evaporation is when water goes mist and goes into precipitation. Condensation is when water turns into water vapor.

  14. Laurel says:

    I’ve learned about the water cycle before and I’ve probably learned about how the sun affects it but I don’t remember so I’m going to take a guess. I think that the sun rays have an effect because they make the water hot and turn it into evaporation. Then they turn into clouds, rain, etc.

  15. Cyrvs says:

    The sun evaporates water. Then that vapor turns into clouds, that then rains on everything. Then the cycle starts over again. Pretty simple actually.

  16. Sami says:

    I used to know but I can’t really remember. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the sun heating the water and it evaporates or something like that.

  17. Matt says:

    So the water in a lake gets evaporated by the sun and the water vapor goes up to the sky. Then the water vapor turns into clouds, after that the water falls back towards the ground. and that is called precipitation. That is what I know.

  18. Jada says:

    The sun heats up the water causing it to evaporate than the water vapor goes into clouds and it rains. This happens over and over again.

  19. Cecelia says:

    The sun plays a very significant role in the water cycle. The sun helps create water vapor which creates water vapor and then condensation! After condensation, precipitation comes into play, it rains, snows hails etc..The sun also heats up bodies of water, rivers, lakes, oceans, etc… I learned very briefly what the water cycle was in the past, but this comment is from what I remember!

  20. mason says:

    The water cycle is the cycle of water when the sun heats up the ocean water, it will evaporate and it will form a cloud. And all that water is in that cloud when it gets windy the winds will move the cloud to a different location. And when it collects to much water it will rain and drop all of that water it’s been collecting.

  21. Dennis says:

    The water cycle is actually pretty simple. The sun heats up some of the ocean water and that water evaporates into a kind of gas and the gas rises up into the air and forms into clouds.

  22. oliver says:

    Water gets evaporated by the sun and turns in to rain and clouds. And when it falls (rain) it gives places water.

  23. Marquis says:

    The water cycle is started off when the sun shines on the water and makes it evaporate, making that water form into a cloud. It then rains or snows or hails, if it hails it might cause a little bit of damage. If it rains it will go back into the ocean or go into land helping crops grow. If it snows it will just cover the ground with snow.

  24. Hattie says:

    I can’t really remember what I learned about this, but I’ll try my hardest to remember! Basically, the sun creates water to vapor and causes condensation, which causes rain and storms. It also causes bodies of water like lakes, ponds, and the ocean to warm-up.

  25. Diane says:

    The main part the sun plays in the water cycle is evaporating the water into water vapor. The sun heats the bodies of water such as oceans and lakes.

  26. Caiden says:

    I think the water evaporates so that it turns into a cloud that will make it rain or snow and it goes around in a circle. The water evaporates because of the sun’s heat

  27. Benjamin says:

    The water cycle is a cycle that begins at an ocean or lake that will evaporate by the sun and turn into clouds called condensation, condensation will rain and snow called precipitation eventually collecting together finishing the cycle and beginning anew.

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