During this 3-day unit, your students will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate while gaining understanding of the four stages of the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection.
Gather these materials and download your copy today!
- hot pot, small pot, cake tin, ice cubes, oven mitts
- for each group: large bowl, ceramic mug, pitcher of water, plastic wrap, large elastic band or string, a small rock
- for labs: 3 more pitchers of water, 4 small towels, chalk, clear plastic cups, lots more ice cubes, large zip closing bags, empty jars
Your download includes:
page 1: cover
page 2: contents/outline of unit
pages 3-7: posters of water cycle stages
pages 8-9: A Water Cycle in the Classroom demonstration
page 10: Building a Mini-Water Cycle (groups)
page 11: Mini Water Cycle Observation sheet
page 12: The Water Cycle passage and labeling sheet
page 13: Labeling the Water Cycle Answer Key
pages 14-23: The Water Cycle Adventure Labs
pages 24-25: Labs Answer Key
page 26: Label and describe the water cycle
page 27: Label and describe the water cycle Answer Key
page 28: Water Cycle Adventure writing activity
pages 29-56: duplicate black and white copy for your convenience
Thank you and I hope you and your students have fun with this unit!
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