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The Water Cycle

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Water

Where does it come from?

Where does it go?

You can uncover the answers to these questions and lots more by participating in the following activities.

Where does water come from?

The water cycle is a natural process that occurs within the environment.  Water circulates through the environment in different forms or states:

Liquid: water (as we see it from taps and in rivers etc.)

Solid: ice (icecaps, snow, hail, glaciers and in the freezer)

Gas: water vapour (invisible)

Click on the clouds below and play the water cycle game.  This game was developed by South East Water.

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Clouds 
(This water cycle game is provided by South East Water)

Take another journey through the water cycle with our special friend "Cloudia Raindrop".  Her adventures are provided by Yarra Valley Water.

When you click on the picture of Cloudia Raindrop below you will be able to go on two journeys of discovery, the first one is called "Cloudia Raindrop's adventures through the water cycle".  The second adventure you can go on is called "Cloudia Raindrop explores the water supply system". 

You are encouraged to participate in both of these activities before moving on to the next stage of your web quest.

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Cloudia Raindrop
(Image provided by Yarra Valley Water)

To find out even more about the water cycle you can click here. If you click on each of the terms (words) in the picture of the water cycle you will receive a definition for each term.

 

Where does water go?

Click on Cloudia Raindrop below to investigate the "Cloudia Raindrop explores the sewage system" and also take the journey that is called "Think before you flush".  Both of these activities will help you understand exactly what happens to water once it leaves your home. 

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Cloudia Raindrop
(Image provided by Yarra Valley Water)

 

 

Click on the picture of the urban wetland to find out why wetlands are important.Urban Wetlands
Urban wetlands These ecosystems are also important areas for wetland animals