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Second graders study the water cycle and cloud formation. They choose Cloud movie from the drop down menu, watch the movie, and then take the quiz at the end. They choose the Water Cycle movie from the drop down menu and watch the movie, and then take the quiz at the end.
Examine the effects of climate change on the water cycle in the first of three lessons using the IBM THINK app, which walks through the process of innovation. Learners look back through history to see which tools might help them study climate change, then perform a controlled experiment simulating the hydrologic cycle under different environmental conditions.
Here is a thorough, and engaging series of lessons on the ocean. Learners investigate early and modern tools of exploration, surface and sub-surface features of the ocean, the composition of ocean water and its role in the water cycle, the formation of waves and ocean currents, and marine life. This fantastic series of plans should lead to a greater understanding and appreciation for the ocean for your charges.
Here is a terrific earth science instructional activity on the water cycle that's designed for grades two to five. In it, understanding of the water cycle will be enhanced. The instructional activity focuses primarily on evaporation, and what happens to the water vapor once it's back up in the atmosphere. This fabulous, 8-page plan has everything you need to implement it with your class. Terrific worksheets, web links, and detailed activities are all here for you.
Examine the written similarities in the words used to describe the water cycle. The focus is on suffixes and prefixes as a way to gain understanding of the new vocabulary terms. Some of the words included are evaporation, transpiration, precipitation, accumulation, and condensation.
Students explore the water cycle. For this earth science lesson, students read the book Water Dance by Thomas Locker and use an interactive whiteboard to view the website www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html . Students review the water cycle on the website.
Are you studying the water cycle in your class? If so, consider this lesson plan that includes several project ideas. After going over vocabulary and forming hypotheses about the water cycle, scientists get into groups and choose 1 of 3 projects to complete. Learners have the option to draw a cartoon of the water cycle, create flashcards, or use a digital camera to take pictures that represent the different parts of the water cycle. Handout links do not function.