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Students study the stages of the water cycle and evaporation. In this water cycle instructional activity, students read Water Cycles and color a diagram of the water cycle. Students review related terms and sing a song about the Water Cycle. Students then complete a water cycle experiment to study evaporation.
Young scientists explore Earth elements by conducting an experiment. They define water vocabulary terms such as condensation and precipitation. In addition, they conduct a water experiment in which they build a terrarium, so they can observe a smaller scale water cycle in their class.
Make sure to read through the activity procedures thoroughly before teaching this lesson because the materials list is incomplete. Also, the mentioned worksheets and booklet are not available. However, there is no need to discard this lesson. Activities one and two are both beneficial visuals to include when teaching the water cycle to earth science classes from fifth through eighth grades, especially when wanting to include groundwater and the process of transpiration.
Third graders observe that water travels in a cycle. They study the parts of the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. They demonstrate the cyclical movement of water either by drawing the water cycle at the board, or sharing a poster of the water cycle.
Auntie Litter is here to educate young scholars about water pollution and environmental stewardship! Although the 15-minute video clip is cheesy, it's an engaging look at the water cycle and conservation. Learners start by illustrating their hypothesis of what will happen to an ice cube left on the window ledge in the sun. There are several vocabulary words you can pre-teach before they watch the video. Afterwards, continue the study in a variety of cross-curricular directions, all of which are listed here. Take these ideas as far as you'd like; you could easily fill a two-week unit with these water concepts.
The water cycle is the focus of this technology and Earth Science lesson. Third graders complete a webquest to gain understanding of the water cycle. As they navigate through the Web Quest, they also begin the process of creating a PowerPoint presentation on the water cycle with a partner. Excellent resources are embedded in the plan such as: the PowerPoint presentation, the Water Cycle Web Quest, and a worksheet that guides them through the process.
How does environmental quality affect the water cycle? Find out through an experiment and a short research project. High schoolers will work together to discover how soil pollution and air pollution can affect Earth's drinkable water supply. The link to the diagram of the hydrological cycle is not actually a diagram, so you will need to find a water cycle diagram to share with the class for that portion of the lesson. Additionally, in the pre-activities section, there is a reference to a prior lesson key to understanding the concepts, so make sure that your hydrologists know the necessary water cycle vocabulary before they get started with the lab and research.
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.
Present the water cycle to your middle schoolers with this lesson. After an anticipatory set, they participate in a Q & A session about the terms associated with the water cycle: evaporation, transpiration, condensation, and precipitation. Once they have reviewed terms, they go to the computer lab to print a graphic of the water cycle. To wrap-up, learners think about what water has been around to experience. This lesson is straightforward, but not highly interactive or engaging.