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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Where’s the Water?: Acting Out Science Cycles
Young scientists transform themselves into rivers, oceans, clouds, and drops of water in order to explore the water cycle. After assigning and explaining to students their different roles in the activity, the teacher reads aloud a...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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