THE WATER CYCLE:
A REPEATING PATTERN OF NATURE
Learning Objectives: GRADES 3-4
TIME FRAME: 3-6 Weeks
By the end of this lesson the students will:
Use Inspiration/Kidspiration or chalkboard to create a word splash.
Research the water cycle through the Internet viewing various printed information, encyclopedias and video presentations.
Answer a list of questions about the water cycle.
Use new vocabulary to describe the water cycle.
Write a report describing the water cycle.
Create their own PowerPoint presentation of what they have learned about the water cycle.
Additional activity for extra credit: Write a story using personification about how a cloud feels as it goes through the water cycle.
- Upon completion of this unit students will understand:
- That some events in nature have a repeating pattern.
- Water can be a solid, a liquid or a gas and can go back and forth from one form to another.
- NETS 3: Students use technology to enhance learning, increase productivity and creativity.
- NETS 3: Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.
- ELA 1: Students will read, write, listen and speak for information and understanding.
- ELA 2: students will read, write, listen and speak for critical analysis and evaluation.
- Science 2: Students will describe the relationship
between air, water, and land.
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