The Water Cycle

Explore the water cycle with a hands-on earth science activity that prompts pupils to measure the amount of water normally transpired by plants. After they describe the flow of the water cycle and provide examples of how human activities affect each stage of the cycle, learners conclude by creating a model depicting the effects of acid rain on an ecosystem. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Encourage your class to present a slideshow on the effects of acid rain
  • Visit a local water treatment plant or other environmental area to learn more about the importance of maintaining the safety of our water supply
Classroom Considerations
  • Make certain no one has allergies to the material necessary for experiment
  • The seventh module in a 9-part series
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  • Individuals relate information to current environmental concerns, and learn how to be proactive
  • Experiment is safe, yet informative, and applicable to current societal concerns
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