Ready for your students to truly understand the water cycle? This unit is for you! This product includes a sample unit calendar so you can use it as your entire water cycle unit. It would also work well as supplemental hands-on activities to integrate into your current water cycle unit! Color and B&W pages are included!
In the Upper-Grades product, you will get:
- Water Cycle Thematic Unit Outline: This outline gives a brief overview of each of the components of the entire product to make planning your unit easy and effortless.
- Unit Sample Schedule: The sample schedule is a guide to using each of the lessons as a complete water cycle unit.
- Unit Introduction Lesson and Water Cycle KWL: This introductory lesson introduces the students to the water cycle and has the students fill out the first part of their water cycle KWL chart to spark their interest.
- Water Cycle Vocabulary Lesson and Worksheets: This water cycle vocabulary lesson and worksheets will familiarize your students with the terminology associated with the water cycle. You may use the Vocabulary Cards during this lesson as well!
- Water Cycle Vocabulary Cards/Word Wall/Posters: These Vocabulary pages contain REAL PICTURES and the definitions of the following water cycle vocabulary words: The Water Cycle, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, collection, runoff, and vapor.
- The Water Cycle Worksheet: This worksheet has students fill in each of the steps of the water cycle.
Science Lesson Plan and Worksheets: Students will create their own mini water cycle using a bowl, mug, water, etc. to show each of the steps. They will conduct the experiment using the scientific method laid out on the accompanying worksheets.
- Language Arts Lesson Plan and Worksheet: Students will create a “Living Sentence” for the water cycle. Students will review the parts of speech to create an interesting sentence and act it out as a group.
- Writing Lesson Plan and Worksheet: Students will write a “Story of a Raindrop” a first-person narrative about a raindrop going through the water cycle.
- Art Lesson Plan: Students will love creating a shaving cream artwork of the water cycle.
Social Studies Lesson and Worksheet: Students will learn about how the water cycle affects them and their community.
- Water Cycle Newspaper Project Lesson Plan and Newspaper Template: Students will write two articles about the water cycle in their community, a comic, and an illustration. A draft newspaper template and final newspaper template are included to help take your students from the drafting process to the final project.
- Water Cycle Unit Rubrics: Rubrics are included for the lessons and for the final project to make the grading process easy.
In the Lower Grades product, you will get:
- Easy to Follow Unit Outline for quick and simple lesson planning
- 3 Week Unit Sample Schedule for at a glance planning weeks in advance
- Unit Intro Lesson with KWL Chart to get your students excited about the upcoming science unit
- Water Cycle Vocabulary Lesson with worksheets to introduce important vocabulary words and water cycle concepts
- Bright, Fun, & Informative Vocabulary Posters to accompany the Water Cycle Vocabulary Lesson Plan
- The Water Cycle Worksheet to get your students thinking about and identifying each part of the water cycle
- Cloud Science Experiment so that your students will witness what happens when clouds get too full of water
- Story of a Raindrop Writing Lesson: Students will enjoy writing a first-person narrative about a raindrop and the water cycle
- The Shaving Cream Water Cycle Art Lesson will be your students’ favorite lesson in this unit. They will love the hands-on, messy experience!
- Water Cycle and the Community Worksheet to help students relate the importance of water to themselves
- Final Project Dance Activity to get your students moving and learning all at the same time
- Grading Rubrics for easy grading