In this ten day unit, students will fully embody what it means to travel through the water cycle through the lens of a hurricane through a combination of investigation and inquiry. Student will have concluded the preceding unit of water and its states of matter which allowed for an introduction to this unit. The two major themes of this unit will be comprised of the components of the water cycle and the formation of hurricanes.
Students will travel through a powerful water cycle, violently spin over the ocean surface, and storm through the formation of a hurricane. The first half of the unit will address the water cycle with a major focus on evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. Other components such as transpiration, runoff, groundwater will also be discussed. The water cycle will lead us towards the formation of a hurricane which will covered.
By the end of the unit, students will be able to explain how the process of the water cycle through the formation of a hurricane. The unit will conclude with a culminating project where students will be able to demonstrate and share their understanding of the water cycle and its involvement in the formation of a hurricane.
This unit plan includes the following:
- Science curricular unit detailed unit plan
- 10 day pacing schedule outline which includes daily essential questions, objective, activity/investigation, and materials needed.
- Project Based Performance Assessment Rubric
CCSS and NGSS aligned. Based on 4th grade standards, but can be used for other grades. Correlates well to FOSS Water unit!
For single classroom use only.