Exploring the Water Cycle

The water cycle is one of earth's most easily observable processes, but demonstrating each step within classroom walls can be a challenge. Through a series of videos and quick demonstrations, cover each aspect of the hydrologic cycle in just two days, or, if you have the time, extend the learning beyond the basics with some of the additional lessons or activities created by the brilliant minds at NASA. Designed for the Next Generation Science Standards, these interactive and engaging exercises will ensure that your class learns all they need to know about the sun and gravity's effects on the water cycle.

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Pros

  • Excellent visual demonstrations of each part of the water cycle
  • High-quality videos
  • Includes a wealth of additional resources 
Cons

  • The second page of the PDF does not show up when using the Chrome browser
  • Many of the links are not active or are incorrectly typed; those that are not clickable have been included in the additional materials section
Common Core

Included Materials - Join to Access

  • Exploring the Water Cycle
  • Student Capture Sheet
  • What is Global Precipitation Measurement
  • Water Cycle
  • NASA Science/Earth: Water Cycle
  • Earth Observatory Water Cycle Overview
  • For Good Measure
  • Water Falls: Pre-Visit Lesson
  • Connecting the Spheres: Earth's systems
  • Earth System Science
  • Our Wet Wide World (GPM Overview)
  • Aquarius Ocean Circulation
  • GPM Water Cycle Droplet Handout
  • NASA Earth Science: Water and Energy Cycle
  • Assessment
  • Project
  • Rubric
NGSS