Cause and Effect Finding Cause And Effect Relationships Without Cue Words Quick Review: Can you name the Cause and Effect cue words?? The Water Cycle Water covers most of our planet. It can be found in oceans, lakes, and ponds, and in the ground itself. The cycle of water from liquid to vapor to solid is called the water cycle. The water cycle is an exciting and continuous process, with no beginning and no beginning or end. The water cycle is the movement of water in the environment by evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. The warm sun causes liquid water to evaporate and rise up into the sky. The water vapors that are formed cool during evaporation . These cooled water vapors form clouds. The transformation of the vapor into clouds is called condensation. Clouds can be a mass of water droplets and icy particles. When the clouds get heavy enough, the water falls back to the ground in the form of rain, snow, or hail. These are all forms of precipitation. Thunderstorms Thunderstorms are caused when a low, cold mass of air rushes against a warm mass of air. The edge of a moving cold air mass is called a cold front. A cold front pushes on the warm air, causing it to rise quickly. As it rises, the warm air cools quickly and its water condenses into clouds. When air cools quickly it forms large water drops, making thick, grey-black clouds. In addition, fast-moving air collects static electricity. The lightning you see in a thundercloud is this electricity jumping from cloud to cloud or from cloud to the ground. Lightening warms the air really fast, causing it to expand. This creates a type of explosion, which you hear as thunder. When these clouds let go, lots of rain falls over a small area. Usually the rain in a thunderstorm lasts only a short time and then stops. How many cause and effect relationships can we locate in this passage?