Water Cycle - This resource is perfect for teachers who need an easy to download and print, engaging lesson on why we have seasons.
Bell ringer/warm-up activity (Engage) - great activity to get your students thinking about science, and to give you a few minutes to transition subjects or classes.
Anchor Charts (Anchor) - there is a student anchor chart that has blank spaces for students to work on as you review the important facts/material by projecting the complete Teacher anchor chart on your screen. Students can add the anchor chart to their science journals for reference.
Group Activity (Collaborate) - Students will choose a part of the water cycle that they feel is the most important (Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Accumulation, Transpiration).
Students can choose on their own, but if you have a class that needs more guidance, you can choose for them. In these groups, students will be given the information cards for additional background knowledge for each step of the cycle. They will then
create a poster to argue why their step of the water cycle is the most important.
Discussion Questions: These questions have been written as a follow-up to the Collaborate activity. The Discussion Cards use higher level questions and vocabulary that will help prepare your students for the standardized tests.
Individual Activity (Harness) - Students will use “The Adventure of the Wandering Water Drop” page to create a comic/story.
Quiz (Success!) - Assess your student's understanding of Seasons with the included quiz.
A file with the lesson plan, and all of the answer keys are included.