This power point includes not only all of the phases of the water cycle, but also the motivation that leads up to the lesson. Animation and still pictures keep students actively learning throughout all slides. Also included in this presentation are guided practice questions, excellent areas to increase ones knowledge in any particular phase of the water cycle and two assessment tools depending on the grade this presentation is being given to. Pick either a R.A.F.T. assignment or a project to assess your students learning. A number of Common Core Standards are addressed in this presentation and assessment tool alone. Several are listed, however, there are more that may be stated.