This pair of hands-on lessons gives students the opportunity to make models and watch both evaporation and transpiration. This resource includes interactive notebook flaps and folds, a nonfiction article explaining transpiration, a CLOSE reading activity, and response pages.
Also available for purchase as part of a unit Water Cycle Unit
Aligned with NGSS and Utah SEEd
4-ESS2-1. Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.
MS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process
MS-ESS2-4 Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
Utah SEEd Standard 6.3.1 Develop a model to describe how the cycling of water through Earth’s systems is driven by energy from the Sun, gravitational forces, and density
This resource is also aligned with Utah Core 4th Grade Standard 1: Students will understand that water changes state as it moves through the water cycle.
Science Concepts Addressed:
Science and Engineering Practices students will used:
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Also available for purchase as part of a Unit Water Cycle Unit
Please view some of my other science resources:
Bundle of Colorful Exciting Science Lessons
5th Grade Science Bundle
Properties of Water Unit