More Than Just a Rainy Day--the Water Cycle
Fifth graders learn the steps, processes, and vocabulary of the water cycle through gathering data from a variety of resources. They discover why the water cycle is important, and how the water cycle connects to their daily lives.
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Water Purification by Evaporation and Condensation
This easy-to-perform demonstration shows students how the water cycle, specifically the processes of condensation and evaporation, purifies Earth's water supply. Just mix up some water, dirt, and gravel in a glass bowl, place a cup in...
4th - 7th Science
Water Cycle Word Study
Examine the written similarities in the words used to describe the water cycle. The focus is on suffixes and prefixes as a way to gain understanding of the new vocabulary terms. Some of the words included are evaporation, transpiration,...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Winter Wonderland - Winter Olympics and the Water Cycle
After a concise introduction to the water cycle, junior meteorologists access NOAA's average snowfall data. They choose a city to examine in terms of precipitation. Then they look at historical snowfall data and use it to predict snow...
5th - 7th Science