This is an 200+ slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in notes (red slides), built-in quiz with visuals, activities with instructions and questions, video links, review games, two page homework / class quiz, lesson notes, one page follow along classwork sheet, answer key, and much more.
Note: This PowerPoint is a small part of my entire water unit and weather and climate unit that I offer on TpT.
Areas of Focus within this PowerPoint
Biogeochemical Cycles, The Water Cycle, Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Sublimation, Transpiration, Evapotranspiration Surface Run-Off, Percolation, Groundwater Discharge, Water Storage on Earth, Water Cycle Visual Quiz.
This PowerPoint includes critical notes, exciting visuals, challenge questions, and a neat visual quiz that has students demonstrate their understanding of the major parts of the hydrologic cycle.
This PowerPoint begins with a description of biogeochemical cycles and emphasizes that these cycles go from the living world to the non-living world. The Water Cycle (aka Hydorlogic Cycle is then introduced asking the students to identify which terms they are familiar with (Usually it is evaporation, condensation, precipitation)from a large list that includes larger more difficult terms such as evapotranspiration and percolation etc. Students are then presented evaporation, condensation, and precipitation in a step by step by process. Students make a step by step diagram of the water cycle with many key terms in their notebook. Each slide creates more of the diagram so all students can follow along. An activity has teacher cut clear plastic soda bottles and then invert the top. The larger bottle is filled with warm water and the top inverted and filled with ice cubes. Students watch the warm water evaporate and then condense, and then fall back on the sides into the ocean. Visuals and directions are built into the slideshow. A quick activity has the the teacher bring in some cold soda cans and has the students observe condensation that forms. A simple demo that always has the kids attention. The soda can then be consumed at the end of class if behavior is good. Precipitation is described and a link to a neat website (flash needed is provided). Another activity is provided that describes how the students are stuck on a desert island and need to turn sea water into drinkable water. A step by step description and visual are provided. Basically students cover a clear plastic container filled with saltwater with plastic wrap. They then put a container in the middle and some pebbles above the container on the outside of the wrap. The saltwater evaporates, leaves salt behind, condenses and travels down the plastic wrap ceiling and falls into the cup (precipitation). Students describe how this activity goes through the entire water cycle. An activity also describes transpiration and has the teacher cover a stem on a plant with a plastic bag to observe water droplets the next day. A neat activity has students observe how sand can clean water. Students scrap crayon shaving into a container of sand. A small hole is punched into the bottom of the container. When water is added to the top the crayon shavings float around. The water that falls out of the bottom is clear (percolation / infiltration). Places on Earth where water is stored is then described. A neat activity then has the teacher minimized out of PowerPoint and assists the students as they pretend to drag vocabulary terms into the correct place on a picture of the water cycle. A quiz concludes the PowerPoint that shows a picture of the Water Cycle and students must record the correct term to the number on the picture 1-8. This is a neat PowerPoint that involve and challenge your students.
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If you have any questions or would like to sample a unit for quality please email me and I will gladly assist you any way I can. Thank you for your time and interest in this PowerPoint.
Ryan Murphy M.Ed