The Cycle of Water

Help young scientists get to the bottom of the water cycle with this comprehensive earth science instructional activity. After first viewing and discussing presentations about the states of water and the water cycle, the class performs a series of simple experiments that demonstrate the processes of condensationevaporation, and transpiration.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this lesson along with the extension activities to create an entire unit on the water cycle
  • Have students perform the included experiments as a series of learning centers
Classroom Considerations

  • This lesson is designed to be taught over the course of three days, but can be adjusted to fit with your class schedule
Pros

  • Presentations are downloadable as PowerPoint files, allowing teachers to modify them to meet the needs of their students
  • Worksheet includes a clear and colorful water cycle diagram for students to complete
  • Offers a long list of activities that extend learning about the water cycle
  • A rubric is included for assessing student learning
Cons

  • None
Included Materials - Join to Access

  • Water
  • The Water Cycle
  • Worksheet
  • Answer Key
  • Vocabulary
  • Rubric
  • Graphics & Images
  • Lab & Experiment
  • Activity