The story of the water cycle. Rain is important for living, but why do we have rain, where does it come from and where does it go? The water cycle is the story which answers these questions using clear animations and precise details. The water cycle is essential for all living creatures.

This clip is from:
Primary Geography, Rain
First broadcast:
25 January 2008

Using the clip as a stimulus, the children can write their own explanation report about the water cycle with a detailed, labelled diagram. The children can also complete their own experiments, demonstrating the key processes: evaporation and condensation. To demonstrate evaporation, leave a tray of water outside and watch it disappear and evaporate. To retrieve the water, show the children condensation by using a cold window or mirror and breathing onto it. This will create moisture.