Why is water so important?

Water has much importance to everything you see around you. Not only to humans and animals, but also to all of the plants and all of the recourses and materials used to make everyday objects.

We use water for vegetation for food for us as well as animals. It all works in a cycle. Water is used to help vegetation grow which we feed on. Cattle and other livestock eat it and drink o water, then we eat them. If there were no water then we would not be able to survive. You can go days without food but you can only go a little while without water. Water is the best thing to clean out your body. It is very healthy to drink because it not only cleans out your body but it also hydrates you, which gives you energy. It is also good for your skin.

Water is located in many different places also in many different forms. It could be as a body of water as a lake, pond, river, ocean, estuary, or even a little puddle. People may not realize it but water can be a vapor its called condensation. It is a step of the water cycle. Water can also be frozen. An ice cube or a glacier is a good example of water frozen. Under the ground there is a layer that is part of precipitation, called ground water, it is basically saturated soil. The reason why there is ground water is because gravity pulls the water towards the center of the earth. Then the water tries to seep through the ground. Once water is pulled under he ground, it may eventually seep into surface water (bodies of water, lakes, rivers, ponds, etc.)

The Water Cycle

Water works in a cycle. You see different forms of water but it has been through more stages than you think. For example, if you look at a body of water, you see a lot of water. But what happens to it next? Does it just sit there? No, heat from the sun makes little water droplets rise into the air and turn into vapor. This is called evaporation. If it is cold then condensation will occur. This is when the water vapor gets cold and turns back into a liquid. If it is cold enough then it would turn into ice crystals which would make a cirrus cloud. The way a cloud form is vapor condensing on tiny particles of dust, smoke and salt crystals.

After a while the drops go together and form a larger drop, which will fall to the earth. This is called precipitation. The droplet could fall in a variety of places. If it were to land on an object or a tree or leaf, there is a possibility that it will just start the process over again. If the droplet were to land on the ground, gravity would pull it towards the earth, which would cause it to sink into an underground aquifer. It could take tens of thousands of years for the water to find its way back out. Unless it was used in someoneís well or was pumped out of the ground for crops.

Sometimes if it is raining outside the water could fall on your roof and run down, your gutter into a storm sewer underground, which would eventually end back up in a creek or river. At that point it would start again with the cycle.