Water and Carbon Cycle Diagram Activity - Bring out their creativity!

Grade Levels
3rd - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
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8 pages

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This package is broken into a water cycle and a carbon cycle assignment. Usually, what I do is use the water cycle as a practice run (more formative assessment), then the carbon cycle as graded work but the tasks can be used however you like. Your students will use their varied learning styles to complete this assignment.

Those who love art will enjoy the chance to really get creative and design something fantastic. Others will enjoy the way the task is set out step-wise with easy to follow instructions. Both will create something they can be proud of and at the same time, they will be learning about the water and carbon cycle. Great for upper elementary, middle and high school classes. These activities can easily be adapted for lower elementary by simplifying some wording and reducing the task requirements.


If you'd like to save some money, this activity can also be found inside my Cycling of Matter: The Water and Carbon Cycles - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle. If you'd like to take a look, please CLICK HERE.


Included in the activity package is:

- A full overview of both tasks

- An itemized list of all required items

- The water cycle contains a graded checklist for the required components

- The carbon cycle contains two different rubrics depending on the depth you want to go into

- Exemplary student examples for both assignments


You might also be interested in the following activities as they relate directly to the cycling of matter.

Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems – Device-Based Scavenger Hunt Activity

Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems Lesson - PowerPoint Lesson and Activity Package

The Carbon and Water Cycle - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

The Water Cycle - Science Reading Article - Grades 5-7


Buyer Comments:

- "Great activity! Was a wonderful way to check for understanding and have them share their knowledge and creativity!"

- "This really helped anchor the abstract concepts for my concrete thinking students. "

- "We just finished drawings and they will be displayed! Great information and visual, thanks!"

- "Thanks. I used this last year and will use again in the future."

- "I loved this resource. Great idea to change it up and get the students involved. The rubric is very helpful!!"

- "Loved this. Thank you for providing real life examples. They were a real help to my students."

- "Great Resource!"

-"This activity is awesome. My students were able to really show their creativity while proving their content knowledge. "


This Product can also be found as part of my Ecology and Ecosystems Activities and Assessments Package where you will receive 9 ecology activities/assessments and save 50%.

**Please note that this activity can be found within the Ecosystems Unit. Click here to have a look.

The individual Ecology Lessons for the unit can be found below:

Lesson 1 - The Spheres of the Earth

Lesson 2 - Ecosystems

Lesson 3 - Energy Flow In Ecosystems

Lesson 4 - Cycling of Matter In Ecosystems

Lesson 5 - Population Influences within Ecosystems

Lesson 6 - Ecological Succession

Lesson 7 - Biomass and Fossil Fuels

Lesson 8 - The Importance of Biodiversity

Buyer Comment: "I really liked these! My 7th grade advanced science students made some beautiful drawings that are still hanging in the hallway!"

I also have a range assignments and lessons/units from other grade levels at my store.Please CLICK HERE to have a look around and don’t forget to follow if you like what you see.

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 hours
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