The incident described in this story actually happened to the author during a camping trip in Everglades National Park years ago. The humidity was fierce but the air cooled down and overnight he awoke to a wet face and wet pillow. This story is designed to help the students see the water cycle in a natural situation rather than in the usual highly stylized manner. The water in their breath or in the air inside tent in vapor form condensing on the cooler tent surface and returning to liquid form “raining” down upon their bodies is something to which students might be able to relate directly. The sample chapter also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Introduction, and Index.

Grade Levels

High School Middle School


Astronomy Earth & Space Science Inquiry Instructional Materials


Type Book ChapterPub Date 2/20/2013Stock # PB333X3_14

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