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I was looking at at puddle when I thought that this puddle will evaporate tomorrow but then it occurred to me that the boiling temperature of water (aka to turn into gas) is $100$ degrees under 1 atmospheric pressure of earth. Then I thought the temperature around me was 25 degrees which is way away from temperature of boiling therefore it should in theory or at least in my perspective never evaporate the water, yet nature disagrees and does this so.
Therefore I proposed an hypothesis (Still in Middle School so please excuse me) the water turns into gas as a result of the photons "hitting" the atoms and transferring its energy into the water atoms which in turn moves the atoms giving it $KE$ (Kinetic Energy) and this happens over a millions of times which results in water particles gaining this energy and therefore evaporating without substantial notice or feel of it bubbling or showing any sign of it as this happens very slowly.
However I as a middle school student am not too considerate or confident on my hypothesis so would you say my hypothesis is correct or wrong and can you explain why this happens?