The water cycle is a process that water goes through between land, ocean and atmosphere. There are four steps throughout the cycle, Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation and Runoff. There is no start and no end to the cycle. (that's why it's called a cycle.) The water in the water cycle is the same water being re-used and recycled over and over. (like when you recycle things and home.) Throughout the stages the water can change state eg. liquid, solid, gas.
One of the important steps in the water cycle is Evaporation. Evaporation is and invisible process where the sun heats up the water in rivers, lakes or oceans, then the water turns into a gas. (water vapor.) This process is faster on hotter days because the sun heats up the water faster, so it turns into vapor quicker than usual. After the water vapor goes into the sky it forms into clouds... which is called Condensation.
That was the first two paragraphs of my Information Report about The Water Cycle