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Fourth graders investigate how the water cycle is vital for all living things to survive on Earth. They observe the teacher set up a simulation of the water cycle using a Plastic Earth Simulator, desk lamp, and water, and make predictions about what will happen. Next, they define key vocabulary terms, and record their observations of the water cycle simulation.
In this water cycle worksheet, students learn about the 3 different stages of the water cycle: evaporation, condensation and precipitation. They then solve the 12 problems on the page. The answers are on the last page.
The 3 steps of the water cycle, evaporation, condensation, and precipitation, are the focus of this lesson. After a neat demonstration of rain using hot water, a pie tin, and ice cubes, young scientists observe and discuss the elements of the water cycle. Questions are supplied to prompt discussion; these questions could also be assigned for written work. At the end of the lesson, class members draw the water cycle, labeling their drawings. A useful online resource link is included.
Have your young scientists explore a single element of the water cycle and write a report to explain findings. Your class can take their writing through all the steps of the writing process and publish it using a Web-based multimedia program called SiteMaker. This lesson integrates technology, science, and the writing process. If you do not have access to SiteMaker, there are other ways to present the information.
Students create a desert biome and a prairie biome and see how plants survive in both. In this biomes lesson plan, studnets create their biomes and see how the water cycle effect each biome and plant differently.
Students act out the water cycle through a relay game. In this hydrologic relay, students work in groups to solve a riddle and identify vocabulary words.
Learners investigate the relationship of the steps in the water cycle, and create a simulation of the water cycle in a jar.
Third graders create a model of the three main phases of the water cycle. They follow step-by-step directions and construct the model, monitor the daily progress of condensation, evaporation and percolation, and create illustrations of their observations.
Middle schoolers examine human impacts on the water cycle. They compare/contrast the permeability of various materials for the purpose of engineering landscape drainage systems, and answer discussion questions.
In this water cycle instructional activity, students read an informational passage, observe a labeled diagram of the transpiration water cycle, and answer comprehension questions. Students answer seven multiple choice questions and write a story from the water's point of view.
Students investigate the water cycle. In this water cycle lesson, students create an ecosystem within a 2-liter bottle. Students record scientific observations as they observe the water cycle within their ecosystem.
Learners simulate the water cycle. In this water cycle instructional activity, students create a model of the water cycle. Learners draw the water cycle and write a paragraph explaining their drawing.
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.
Seventh graders investigate the water cycle and how it is relates to our weather. In this weather and water cycle activity students make weather observations and use data to explore weather phenomena.
Fifth graders learn the steps, processes, and vocabulary of the water cycle through gathering data from a variety of resources. They discover why the water cycle is important, and how the water cycle connects to their daily lives.
Students discuss the steps of the water cycle. They create their own model of the water cycle. They complete the Family Page at the end of the lesson.
Students view a video of the water cycle, and make a water cycle baggie. In this water cycle lesson plan, students watch a video, discuss vocabulary, and make a water cycle baggie out of water, salt, ice, and a hot plate.
Students list the nine places on earth where water is found. They define the terms cycle and water cycle. Students explain how energy from the sun powers the movement of water molecules through the water cycle. They name and describe the five processes through which water molecules through which water molecules move through the water cycle.
Young scholars explore the water cycle. In this water cycle lesson, students read the book The Magic School Bus Wet All Over and summarize the steps of the water cycle. Young scholars label a picture map of the water cycle.
Students explore the water cycle. In this earth science instructional activity, 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.