This is a powerpoint presentation that includes clear learning goals, journal response questions, labs, and graphic organizers imbedded into the slideshow. This unit was designed in conjunction with the North Carolina Essential Standards. Specifically, 5.P.2.1 Explain how the sun’s energy impacts the processes of the water cycle (including, evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation and runoff). Quiz is included. Unit test including matter unit available on site will be available very soon!