Water Cycle in a Baggie Lesson With Informational Text Reading Lesson

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This resource provides a hands-on lesson in which the students can see the whole water cycle in a baggie! The second lesson includes an informational text passage and response pages. The passage explains the water cycle and gives the students practice using their reading informational text skills. Both lessons include clever interactive notebook flaps and folds. There is also a slide show included that explains the water cycle process.

This resource is aligned with NGSS for 4th grade Earth Science and Middle School Earth Science.

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.

This resource is also aligned with 4th Grade Utah Core Standard 1: Students will understand that water changes state as it moves through the water cycle.

This resource is also aligned with Reading Informational Text CCSS.

Also available for purchase as part of a Unit Water Cycle Unit

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Total Pages
25 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.


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