This Water Cycle poster is designed to aide students in understanding that water is moved through the atmosphere by the processes of evaporation, transpiration, condensation, and precipitation. Water is returned to the Earth's surface during precipitation and moves across the land through surface runoff. Collection occurs when water is collected in rivers, streams, and lakes which all eventually lead to the ocean. the water cycle is constantly happening all over the earth.
The Texas TEK (5.8B) is listed within the poster inlcuding if the TEK is a Readiness or Supporting Standard. The verb is in red and the nouns are in blue. Key vocabulary is in green.
Students should be read the TEK before the lesson begins. The teacher and the students should discuss the TEK; the students need to understand that the verb is what they have to do once the teacher is finished with the lesson. The nouns include, but are not limited to, the vocabulary contained within the lesson.
Once I created the poster, I used a poster maker to blow-up the original size (8.5 x 11) to a true poster size document. I hung the Water Cycle poster at the front of my class and used this method as the ENGAGE part of my lesson. I allowed students to use the poster as a "cheat" throughout the lesson. Once I was finished with the unit, I took the Water Cycle poster down to begin a new unit.