This is a large format poster of the ten major components of the water cycle, from the National Weather Service. It includes definitions of these major components.
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As with all diagrams that depict geological cycles, educator should remind students that you can begin anywhere in the cycle.
Wonderful poster that could be used in multiple ways to convey the water cycle and biogeochemical cycling.
Educator may want review the 7 categories of information listed in the left margin.
This poster illustrates how the various water cycle components interact. The water cycle is a classic topic covered in elementary and middle school science classes.
There are a series of numbered paragraphs along the bottom of the poster that align with the components of the cycle, and explain each component concisely.
There is background material at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/atmos/whatacycle_max.htm] or [http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/append/lessonplans.htm.
Image can be downloaded as pdf and saved and printed. Available in English and Spanish.