Desperate for your students to understand the water cycle? This hands-on Water Cycle unit can be used as your water cycle unit or would also work well as supplemental hands-on activities to integrate into your current water cycle unit!
With this Google Slides edition, all worksheets can be completed online and the hands-on activities can be completed using common items around the classroom and home. No printing required!
In this 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 Calendar: The sample calendar is a guide to use 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.
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