Water Cycle: Water on the Move
The water we drink is the same water the dinosaurs drank

In nature, nothing is wasted. The Earth's resources are constantly recycled. If these resources, such as air and water, didn't recycle, we would run out. Every time you use a drinking fountain, or buy a bottle of water, you aren't drinking "NEW" water, you're drinking the same water that the DINOSAURS drank.

So, how does water get recycled? It moves from earth to sky and back again through the WATER CYCLE.

To do this, water has to change forms between solid (ice), liquid (water), and gas (water vapor) along the way. Water also moves over, around, and through the land; bodies of water; and living things as it travels.

Go to Water Cycle Stages WATER CYCLE STAGES
To learn more about how water gets around, let's follow it through the water cycle.

Go to Water Cycle Puzzle WATER CYCLE PUZZLE
Test your water cycle smarts with the Water Cycle Puzzle!

Go to Water on the Move WATER ON THE MOVE
See the water cycle in motion with this flash animation! (you will need the )