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National Geographic's MapMaker Interactive is a wonderful tool to use when introducing your hydrologists to the water cycle. Show your class Earth's oceans and the movement of water from place to place. Then, using a large colorful diagram, show them the movement of water from the surface to the atmosphere. Bring the lesson home by returning to the MapMaker to locate your city and examine the local features that transport water. Close by giving the classic assignment of writing a story about a water-droplet's journey through the water cycle. The MapMaker feature boosts this lesson up above average.
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
Are you looking for a great collection of lessons and activities on the water cycle? This plan is for you! In it, second graders engage in hands-on lessons that cover science, langugage arts, and art as they study the water cycle. Topics covered are the various types of water on Earth, ground water, water vapor, clouds, and precipitation. A nice conservation element is also built into these lessons, which should help youngsters learn the value of conserving this precious resource.
Fifth graders explore the major components of the water cycle. They pay close attention to evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. A water cycle kit is set up in the classroom, which learners observe for a couple of days before the lesson actually starts. Then, they engage in a series of activities and view other demonstrations that aptly simulate the concepts covered. An excellent science lesson!
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.
As the title implies, this is a list of vocabulary terms relating to water monitoring. If your ecology class is learning about how to test water quality, this will be an appropriate reference sheet for them. As a bonus, if you live in Texas near the Little Bear Creek watershed, you will find a topographic map of the area.
An inventive and interesting lesson on the water cycle (and other cycles associated with it), is here for you. After doing a well-designed hands-on inquiry in class, learners also identify organisms and processes that are involved in the nitrogen cycle and the carbon cycle. They construct an abstract water cycle and place life forms onto an existing carbon or nitrogen cycle.
Introduce the topic of water conservation with a little drama. Dressed as snowflakes, hail stones, or rain drops class members dramatize the events in a narration of the water cycle. The series of lessons that follow focus on conservation techniques, hot springs and geysers, ground water, water pollution, and soil types. Activities, follow-ups, and extensions are included in each detailed plan.
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.