The Water Cycle for Kids

Check out this water-cycle diagram for elementary school and middle school children from USGS!

Water in your glass and the rain that falls from the sky have always been here! They are a part of the water cycle! Walk through this great illustration of how our water cycles itself — it doesn’t matter where you start, as you’ll always end up back there again! Click here to read more about why rivers and the water cycle are important!

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Water cycle for kids

Files for printing:

PDF (poster) | Image (11×17 inch) | Poster image
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Read the text from the diagram

The text from this diagram is available on a separate Web page.