1. The Wonderful Works of Water



5. Explain:

Now that we are gaining an understanding about the water cycle, let us talk about all the following vocabulary words that we may encounter on our exploration: condensation, precipitation, evaporation, runoff, atmosphereinfiltrationtranspiration, sleet and hail . (click each word to see the meaning of it) After finding out the meaning of the words, have the students click the following links for further information about the water cycle:   
What is water cycle?

6. Elaborate:

Divide the class into four groups. The teacher will assign each group a task to help in explaining the water cycle. The following are the tasks that can be assigned to each group: 1. Water Cycle Illustrators 2. Water Cycle Writers 3. Water Cycle Graphic Organizer Artists and 4. Water Cycle Actors and Actresses. Each group will be given sufficient time to finish the task.

Find the task that is assigned to you from the choices below:

As a Water Cycle Illustrator you are going to make a drawing of the water cycle. In your illustration, you are going to label the following parts: precipitation, percolation, evaporation, and condensation. Be creative in your illustration. Make your illustration clear and attractive. Use the following links for information about the water cycle:
1. http://education2.uvic.ca/Faculty/mroth/438/WEATHER/watercycle.html
2. http://www.mbgnet.net/fresh/cycle/cycle.htm
3. http://www.mbgnet.net/fresh/cycle/concepts.htm
4. http://www.angelfire.com/nj/PflommScience/H20Cycle.htm

As a Water Cycle Writer you are going to imagine that you are a drop of rain. Write a story about yourself  as you fall to the surface of the earth and your travel through the earth. In your story, write a simple illustration of the water cycle. Use the following links for information about the water cycle: 
1. http://www.folsomfallsranch.com/Activities.htm
2. http://www.all-water.org/Water_Cycle.html
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YswL4dIDQuk
4. http://www.fcwa.org/story_of_water/html/hydrocycle.htm

Books about water cycle:
1. The Drop in My Drink: The Story of Water on Our Planet by Meredith Hooper and Chris Coady
2. Watery William by Terri Johnson and Sherry Cook 

As a Water Cycle Graphic Organizer Artist you are going to draw a graphic organizer  of the water cyle using the Inspiration software. In your graphic organizer, write the processes of the water cycle, the different forms of precipitation and the sources of water. Make your graphic organizer clear and attractive. Use the following links for information about the water cycle:
1. http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycleevaporation.html
2. http://www.weatherquestions.com/What_is_condensation.htm
3. http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/watercycle/
4. http://www.kidzone.ws/water/
5. http://www.epa.state.il.us/kids/fun-stuff/water-cycle/index.html
6. http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/learning/lr1grorg.htm
As a Water Cyle Actors and Actresses you are going to make a dramatization of the water cycle. Use props and other helpful materials to make it understandable to your audience.
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YswL4dIDQuk
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1oCoKj7b2o&feature=fvw
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_c0ZzZfC8c&feature=related
4. http://education2.uvic.ca/Faculty/mroth/438/WEATHER/watercycle.html

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