How 2 knOw? H2O and the Water Cycle

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Here is an essential lesson for an essential molecule! Immerse seventh graders into a comprehensive two-week journey through one of Earth's most important cycles, the water cycle. Dive into activities that illustrate the movement of water between phases, including a stations activity where learners play the part of a water molecule in its tour through the cycle. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Try modifying the postcards from the sphere creative activity into a shorter, more specific travel brochure that highlights just one location in the water cycle
Classroom Considerations

  • Prior knowledge of water cycle terminology is important in many of the early activities; a pre-assessment that focuses on key terms and ideas might be a good starting point
  • Thirstin's Water Cycle (epa.gov) provides reinforcement in a fun, animated form for lower-level learners
Pros

  • The incredible journey places pupils in the role of a water molecule as it makes its way through the hydrologic cycle, providing great reinforcement of the states of matter and phase changes
  • Comes complete with all printable materials and detailed instructions for activity execution
Cons

  • None