Hurricane Sandy is one for the history books. Teach your class the science behind weather with this free teacher's lesson plan on water cycle, precipitation, and creative writing. Grade 6, but adaptable to all grade levels. Students write a fiction story on water cycle from point of evaporation to point of return as rain, snow or hail, as part of a rain shower, storm, tornado or blizzard. They also draw artwork of their story labeling the water cycle and atmosphere layers, as well as the events of their story. Several worksheets, and a student essay and art judging contest, with teams, student made prize buttons, ballots and ballot box, and suggested prizes included.