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Morning condensation, or dew, stays on this dahlia until the sun evaporates it. Water condenses, or turns from vapor to liquid, when it reaches its dew point. Calculating the dew point is a complex set of formulas, called a psychometric chart, involving humidity, air pressure, and temperature.

Photograph by Victor Russillo, My Shot

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Water in the Namibian Desert
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Water in the Namibian Desert

Where does water in the Namibian desert come from? Namibia's geography and the water cycle play key roles in how water reaches this dry place.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: climate, deserts, destination wild, namibia, nat geo wild, skeleton coast, water, weather
dew
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EDUCATION

dew

Dew is the moisture that forms at night when objects or the ground outside cool down by radiating, or emitting, their heat

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: condensation, dew, liquids, precipitation, temperature, water, water cycle, weather
Earth's Water Cycle
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Earth's Water Cycle

Students work together to illustrate the water cycle as a class. Each student writes an imaginary story about the journey of one drop of water going through the water cycle. Then students discuss some of the reasons why our ocean is important.

  • Best for: Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Concepts: condensation, evaporation, ocean, precipitation, water cycle
water cycle
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EDUCATION

water cycle

The water cycle describes how water is exchanged (cycled) through Earth's land, ocean, and atmosphere.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: atmosphere, condensation, earth, evaporation, precipitation, water, water cycle
Learning About Evaporation
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EDUCATION

Learning About Evaporation

Watch this brief, video picture of practice that captures everyday classroom life and provides real-life examples of how students learn and think about freshwater topics.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: condensation, environmental literacy, evaporation, freshwater, water cycle
frost
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EDUCATION

frost

Encyclopedic entry. Frost is water vapor, or water in gas form, that becomes solid. Frost usually forms on objects like cars, windows, and plants that are outside in air that is saturated, or filled, with moisture.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: atmosphere, condensation, frost, ice, precipitation, vapor, water cycle
rain
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rain

Rain is liquid precipitation: water falling from the sky. Raindrops fall to Earth when clouds become saturated, or filled, with water droplets.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: acid rain, atmosphere, clouds, condensation, liquids, meteorology, precipitation, rain, water cycle
fog
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fog

Fog is a cloud that touches the ground

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: air, clouds, condensation, fog, pollution
condensation
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EDUCATION

condensation

Condensation is the process where water vapor becomes liquid

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: condensation, density, dew, evaporation, liquids, saturation, water, water cycle