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Water Cycle: Waterwise Gardening
What is the relationship between soil moisture and the presence or absence of mulch? is the driving question of a guided inquiry-based lesson. Pupils investigate the affects that mulch has on soil and apply their findings to how plants...
2nd - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
Thirstin's Wacky Water Adventure
Make a splash with young scientists as you teach them all about water using this activity packet. Thirstin, a cartoon glass of water, walks children through the water treatment process, teaches them about different sources of water, and...
K - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
Hetch Hetchy: The Story of San Francisco's Water
How did San Francisco supply enough water for its residents over the last two centuries? Learn about droughts and water conservation in California, as well as specific historical events that led to the water system today. Kids read two...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Water Cycling in the Wilderness: Alaska quarter reverse
The Alaskan wilderness contains every imaginable element of the water cycle: it has flowing streams, cool spring rain, and frozen glaciers. Pupils use a series of worksheets to identify and define evaporation, condensation, and...
K - 1st Science
The Water Cycle (Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation)
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...
1st - 4th Science