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Water Cycle and Clouds Lesson

Water Cycle and Clouds Lesson
Water Cycle and Clouds Lesson
Water Cycle and Clouds Lesson
Water Cycle and Clouds Lesson
Water Cycle and Clouds Lesson
Water Cycle and Clouds Lesson
Water Cycle and Clouds Lesson
Water Cycle and Clouds Lesson
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This is a 650 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), hands-on activities with instructions and questions, challenge questions with answers, built-in review opportunities, two page homework, 3 page lesson notes, 2 pages of worksheets that follow slideshow for classwork, answer key, quiz with answers built into the slideshow, and much more.

I have also included an additional folder with a larger lesson (950 slides) called earth the water planet. This larger lesson includes the water cycle and clouds but also explores water on planet earth, how oceans and weather are connected and includes a 125 slide PowerPoint review game with answer key.

Areas of Focus within this PowerPoint
Biogeochemical Cycles, The Water Cycle, Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Sublimation, Transpiration, Evapotranspiration Surface Run-Off, Percolation, Groundwater Discharge, Water Storage on Earth, Water Cycle Visual Quiz.

This PowerPoint includes critical notes, exciting visuals, challenge questions, and a neat visual quiz that has students demonstrate their understanding of the major parts of the hydrologic cycle.

This PowerPoint begins with a description of biogeochemical cycles and emphasizes that these cycles go from the living world to the non-living world. The Water Cycle (aka Hydrologic Cycle is then introduced asking the students to identify which terms they are familiar with (Usually it is evaporation, condensation, precipitation) from a large list that includes larger more difficult terms such as evapotranspiration and percolation etc. Students are then presented evaporation, condensation, and precipitation in a step by step by process. Students make a step by step diagram of the water cycle with many key terms in their notebook. Each slide creates more of the diagram so all students can follow along. An activity has teacher cut clear plastic soda bottles and then invert the top. The larger bottle is filled with warm water and the top inverted and filled with ice cubes. Students watch the warm water evaporate and then condense, and then fall back on the sides into the ocean. Visuals and directions are built into the slideshow. A quick activity has the the teacher bring in some cold soda cans and has the students observe condensation that forms. A simple demo that always has the kids attention. The soda can then be consumed at the end of class if behavior is good. Precipitation is described and a link to a neat website (flash needed is provided). Another activity is provided that describes how the students are stuck on a desert island and need to turn sea water into drinkable water. A step by step description and visual are provided. Basically students cover a clear plastic container filled with saltwater with plastic wrap. They then put a container in the middle and some pebbles above the container on the outside of the wrap. The saltwater evaporates, leaves salt behind, condenses and travels down the plastic wrap ceiling and falls into the cup (precipitation). Students describe how this activity goes through the entire water cycle. An activity also describes transpiration and has the teacher cover a stem on a plant with a plastic bag to observe water droplets the next day. A neat activity has students observe how sand can clean water. Students scrap crayon shaving into a container of sand. A small hole is punched into the bottom of the container. When water is added to the top the crayon shavings float around. The water that falls out of the bottom is clear (percolation / infiltration). Places on Earth where water is stored is then described. A neat activity then has the teacher minimized out of PowerPoint and assists the students as they pretend to drag vocabulary terms into the correct place on a picture of the water cycle. A quiz concludes the PowerPoint that shows a picture of the Water Cycle and students must record the correct term to the number on the picture 1-8. This is a neat PowerPoint that involve and challenge your students.

This PowerPoint begins with a definition of a cloud and visual. The water cycle is then referenced to on the next slide with condensation, evaporation, and precipitation being the focus. Condensation Nuclei are presented and a cloud formation called cloud in a bottle is described. Cloud in a bottle uses a clear bottle, a little water, and match that is lit and extinguished in the bottle. Explanation to the activity is provided. Fog is also described at this point. The three types of clouds are presented in a step by step approach with visuals. Descriptions of each cloud, color, shape, and elevation are described with text and images. Students also learn the cloud prefixes and then put these critical notes to work in a series of challenge questions. Boxes light up yellow, students guess the cloud beneath and the next reveals the answer and a new box turns yellow. Once the students have demonstrated an understanding of cloud identification, an activity that has the students go outside and identify the clouds of the day is provided. Students are asked to sketch several (hopefully the day has many clouds) cloud types. A quiz 1-20 shows pictures of clouds and students need to identify the correct cloud type. The answers are provided at the end. The question is previewed one last time before the answer is revealed so the teacher can upon students. This is a really effective Powerpoint that gets students contributing and seeing many images of various clouds. Please see my entire Weather and Climate Unit described below.

Water Cycle Portion of Slideshow: (Note- I offer just this PowerPoint as another posting on TpT for a reduced price) Areas of Focus within this PowerPoint
Biogeochemical Cycles, The Water Cycle, Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Sublimation, Transpiration, Evapotranspiration Surface Run-Off, Percolation, Groundwater Discharge, Water Storage on Earth, Water Cycle Visual Quiz.

This portion of the PowerPoint begins with a description of biogeochemical cycles and emphasizes that these cycles go from the living world to the non-living world. The Water Cycle (aka Hydorlogic Cycle is then introduced asking the students to identify which terms they are familiar with (Usually it is evaporation, condensation, precipitation) from a large list that includes larger more difficult terms such as evapotranspiration and percolation etc. Students are then presented evaporation, condensation, and precipitation in a step by step by process. Students make a step by step diagram of the water cycle with many key terms in their notebook. Each slide creates more of the diagram so all students can follow along. A quick activity has the the teacher bring in some cold soda cans and has the students observe condensation that forms. A simple demo that always has the kids attention. The soda can then be consumed at the end of class if behavior is good. Precipitation is described and a link to a neat website (flash needed is provided). Another activity is provided that describes how the students are stuck on a desert island and need to turn sea water into drinkable water. A step by step description and visual are provided. Basically students cover a clear plastic container filled with saltwater with plastic wrap. They then put a container in the middle and some pebbles above the container on the outside of the wrap. The saltwater evaporates, leaves salt behind, condenses and travels down the plastic wrap ceiling and falls into the cup (precipitation). Students describe how this activity goes through the entire water cycle. An activity also describes transpiration and has the teacher cover a stem on a plant with a plastic bag to observe water droplets the next day. A neat activity has students observe how sand can clean water. Students scrap crayon shaving into a container of sand. A small hole is punched into the bottom of the container. When water is added to the top the crayon shavings float around. The water that falls out of the bottom is clear (percolation / infiltration). Places on Earth where water is stored is then described. A neat activity then has the teacher minimized out of PowerPoint and assists the students as they pretend to drag vocabulary terms into the correct place on a picture of the water cycle. A quiz concludes the PowerPoint that shows a picture of the Water Cycle and students must record the correct term to the number on the picture 1-8. This is a neat PowerPoint that involve and challenge your students.

Entire Weather and Climate Unit (4000 Slides, HW, Notes, Much More)
Weather and Climate Unit Samples, HW, Notes, and More, FREE
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate Lesson, HW, Notes, More (187 Slides)
Air Quality, Air Pollution, Ozone, Skin Cancer, (200 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
Air Pressure, Wind, Fronts, (240 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
Air Quality, Pollution, Air Pressure, Review Game, FREE
Severe Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Blizzard and More. (200 Slides, HW, Notes, FREE)
Global Winds, Winds, Wind Chill (220 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
Meteorology, Weather Tools, Build Weather Tools and More Lesson (100 Slides)
Weather Tools, Wind, Light, Meteorology, Review Game, FREE
Weather and Climate Unit Crossword and Solution, FREE
Clouds, Types of Clouds, Water Cycle, (400 Slides, HW, Notes, More)
Climate Change, Global Warming, Greenhouse Effect (400 Slides, HW, Notes and More)
Biomes, Types of Biomes, Class Skit Project, (350 Slides, HW, Notes, and Much More)
Entire 4 year science curriculum, 20 full units, (50,000 Slides, HW, Notes and Much More)

This portion includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be as interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explain directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.

Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Weather and Climate Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 4000+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 14 page bundled homework / assessment, 5 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 19 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes two PowerPoint review games (110+ slides each with Answers), 26 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.

Areas of Focus within The Weather and Climate Unit:
What is weather?, Climate, Importance of the Atmosphere, Components of the Atmosphere, Layers of the Atmosphere, Air Quality and Pollution, Carbon Monoxide, Ozone Layer, Ways to Avoid Skin Cancer, Air Pressure, Barometer, Air Pressure and Wind, Fronts, Wind, Global Wind, Coriolis Force, Jet Stream, Sea Breeze / Land Breeze, Mountain Winds, Mountain Rain Shadow, Wind Chill, Flight, Dangerous Weather Systems, Light, Albedo, Temperature, Thermometers, Seasons, Humidity / Condensation / Evaporation, Dew Points, Clouds, Types of Clouds, Meteorology, Weather Tools, Isotherms, Ocean Currents, Enhanced Global Warming, Greenhouse Effect, The Effects of Global Warming, Biomes, Types of Biomes. Difficulty Rating 8/10.

I also sell all 20 Science Units as a hard good on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 44 PowerPoint review games (4600+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and Classroom License.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.

Sincerely,
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
ryemurf@gmail.com

Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.

Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit

Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)

Life Science Units
Human Body System and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Botany Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit

Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)

Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit

Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)

Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)

Below is a link to view this curriculum in greater detail. You will find a PowerPoint tour, how a unit works guide, curriculum possibilities, standards, and many free samples.
Curriculum Tour

Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more

Best wishes,

Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Science from Murf LLC
ryemurf@gmail.com

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