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Follow Watson, the water drop, as he investigates the water cycle. Students in grades 3 and 4 will have fun learning about the water cycle with Watson. This mini unit includes activities that incorporate interactive/guided note-taking, graphic organizers and hands-on experimenting with fun and exciting printables and powerpoint for your interactive board or projector screen.
Watson will take students on a journey that begins by reviewing the states of matter, comparing the states, and exploring what is happening as each state of matter changes from one to another through interactive/guided note-taking. Then, through additional interactive/guided note-taking, students will explore the meaning of and learn fun facts about each part of the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and accumulation. From there, the students' knowledge will be applied through three different hands-on experiments that involve the process of evaporation. They will examine temperature, surface area, and the effects of evaporation on "stuff" in the water. Lastly, two different diagrams of the water cycle are included.
The ZIP file includes teacher and student printables in an easy-to-use PDF, as well as Powerpoint files to enhance the note-taking portions of the unit. I have included Powerpoint PPTX, PPT, and PPSX files for more compatibility. If you are unfamiliar with a ZIP file, please send me a message. It simply requires a free program that allows you to access all of the files. Most computers already have this installed.