Lesson 2: The Hydrologic Cycle


Lesson 2: The Hydrologic Cycle

All videos in this chapter are linked below. You will have the option to download the HD version or stream a lower resolution version.


Lesson 2.0: The Hydrologic Cycle Summary Overview

Lesson 2.1: The Hydrologic Cycle Introduction

Lesson 2.2: Hydrologic Cycle Explained

Lesson 2.3: Texas Water

Lesson 2.4: Surface Water

Lesson 2.5: Groundwater

Lesson 2.6: Water For People

Lesson 2.D: Definitions


The earth’s water is one, finite supply that moves from streams to lakes to oceans, flowing underground, freezing on mountaintops and forming the clouds we see in the sky. All this moving and shifting around of water is one of the largest recycling efforts by mother nature, called the hydrologic cycle and is the driving force behind our weather.


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Water Resource Management

Learning Objectives

The Hydrologic Cycle is the Aquatic Science STEM curriculum Lesson 2 that includes relevant science topics in 8 videos: What is water and why is water important? What is the hydrosphere? What are the special properties of water and why are they important? What is the hydrosphere and what is its importance to life on Earth? What are natural resources? What are aquatic resources? How do we use water? How much water is available for human use? What is conservation? Why is it important? How can we tell if water is polluted or clean? How does water pollution affect aquatic life? How does water’s temperature affect the amount of oxygen in it? What is water quality? How do humans affect water quality?

About This Project

Aquatic Science Lessons with Dr. Rudy Rosen is an on-line video curriculum arranged into 13 lessons. Each lesson covers a major subject area and is broken down into short sub-topic video presentations. These short videos covering important aquatic science topics can be used in teaching instruction or for self-education. A comprehensive teaching guide and enhancements can be downloaded FREE here.The teaching textbook is published by the Texas A&M University Press and can be obtained here.

Lesson 2: The Hydrologic Cycle