Save time planning for your water cycle unit with these hands-on experiments and activities.
• step by step instructions for 3 water cycle experiments
• coordinating pages
for each experiment that test students' understanding
• instructions for using several of the pages in the free app Pic Collage or Pic Edu for technology integration
• 2 sets of word wall cards
(hand drawn pictures & real photographs) for the following water cycle words - evaporation, collection, precipitation, condensation
• a water cycle wheel craftivity
• a water cycle and rain book list
• 4 bonus crafts
• a count the raindrops math activity
Each water cycle experiment is easy to set up and can be done as a whole group or in small groups. The coordinating pages test students' understanding of the water cycle vocabulary words (collection, evaporation, condensation, precipitation) and how the experiment demonstrated each stage of the water cycle.
Several of the experiment pages can be completed using the free app Pic Collage or Pic Kids for easy technology integration.
Please note that the water cycle experiments require the following materials that are NOT included in this resource: large bowl, mug or small cup, plastic wrap, string or large rubber band, water, Ziploc baggie, tape, blue food coloring, marker, shaving cream, small glass, medium glass, straw or eye dropper.
The water cycle wheel craftivity gives students a visual representation
of the water cycle and shows that it repeats over and over again.
Also includes time-saving bonus activities (book list, math activity, song, 4 crafts)!
**Please see the preview file for pictures of each activity.**
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"We just started using this packet this week and we are already in LOVE! We are using it to learn all about the water cycle and the weather that occurs within it! We give these fun experiments two thumbs up!" - Katelyn S.
"My students LOVED the experiments. Great resource." - Christina B.
"The experiments were engaging and fun but easy to set up and execute. My students learned a lot and had fun!" - Jennifer T.
"This was full of fun, age appropriate activities for the kids- they loved it!" - Kristin C.
"Wow, great water cycle resource! My special education students loved these experiments." - Shawna S.
"These activities helped my five year old students understand the water cycle so well! Thank you! Thank you! " - Sofia's PYP Corner
"My kids love this packet. The experiments are very easy and the worksheets are perfect. Thank you!" - Heather N.
"These experiments are excellent and i love that this resource includes worksheets that support the learning by encouraging students to record their observations. Thanks" - Merryn T.
"This made our water cycle unit quick and easy for me to prepare and plan! " - Emily B.
"Great experiments and follow up activities it was fantastic with my weather unit. Thanks!" - Buyer
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