The Water Cycle
First the sun evaporates the water. Next the water forms into a cloud which is called condensation. Then the clouds precipitate into rain, snow, or hail and fall from the clouds. Next the rain, snow, or hail falls through lakes, streams, and rivers into the ocean. Then does it all over again. We only have 3% of fresh water and 97% of salt water. The rest of our fresh water is practically in Antarctica frozen into glaciers. The water cycle is important because if water didn't naturally recycle itself, then it would run out off clean water in a very short time.