Evaportation is when the sun heats up water in rivers or lakes or the ocean and turns it into vapor or steam.The water vapor or steam leaves the river, lake, or ocean, and goes into the air!
Want to make your own evaporation? With an adult's help, heat some water in a kettle. Watch closely! Do you see the steam rising? That's evaporation!
Here's what you do:
1. Get two dishes.
2. Put about 2 teaspoons of water in each dish.
3. Place one dish in the sunlight.
4. Place the other dish in the shade.
5. Observe each dish every 4 hours, then overnight and record what happens to the water.
he process of water leaving the dish is called evaporation. The water went into the air!