Unit 2 - Cycles of Matter

I.  Cycles of Matter
• Water Cycle
• Carbon Cycle
• Nitrogen Cycle
II.  The Water Cycle
  • Water enters the atmosphere through EVAPORATION.
    • The molecules are excited!!!!!
    • Mostly from the Ocean
  • TRANSPIRATION - The release of water vapor by plants through their leaves.
  • PRECIPITATION returns water to Earth’s surface when water undergoes CONDENSATION