Watch this animation to understand how the natural water cycle works.
- The sun heats water in rivers, lakes, and oceans;
- This creates water vapour and when the vapour rises into the atmosphere, this is called evaporation;
- As the water vapour cools, it forms droplets which is called condensation;
- The tiny water droplets form clouds and begin to grow;
- The water droplets in the clouds become heavy and fall from the sky onto the earth’s surface as rain, snow, or hail. This is called precipitation;
- Rivers, lakes, and oceans collect the fallen water and the cycle begins again.
- We made this stop-motion by scrunching up tissue paper to craft our own sun and clouds.
- The background was painted on cardboard.
- The ocean waves were two cut-out strips of blue cardstock.
- The mountains were made from slightly scrunched green tissue paper cut into triangles.
- The water and the rain were hand-drawn and coloured in with crayon.
The stop-motion and graphics were edited in Final Cut Pro.