Science - 4th Grade
Students will understand that water changes state as it moves through the water cycle.
Describe the relationship between heat energy, evaporation and condensation of water on Earth
A Water Cycle Chamber
Classroom activity helps students understand the water cycle.
How Do You Dew?
The purpose of this activity is to provide students with a hands-on experience of seeing how the processes of condensation and evaporation occur.
NHMU: Boy, Is That Buoyant!
Students will learn that salt increases the density of water and creates a condition wherein objects are more buoyant than would be expected under normal conditions.
Soakin' Up the Sun
Simple experiments with puddles show evaporation happens as water molecules escape from the earth's surface. When they escape, they change from liquid to gas, or water vapor in a process called evaporation. The sun is the source of energy that causes this to occur.
TRB 4:1 - Investigation 1 - Where is Water Found?
This activity helps students understand the distribution of water on Earth.
TRB 4:1 - Investigation 2 - Why Does a Puddle Shrink?
Classroom activity helps students understand evaporation.
TRB 4:1 - Investigation 3 - Condensation Chambers
These activities will help students understand the concept of water condensation.
TRB 4:1 - Investigation 4 - Heat Energy and Water
This activity will help students differentiate between heat and temperature.
The Wonderful World of Water
These activities will help students understand the properties of water.
The teacher demonstrates how much usable fresh water there is
available to plants and animals on earth and then demonstrates how the water cycle maintains itself with a water cycle demonstration. Students evaporate water with a hair
dryer; observe condensation that forms on a mirror; observe a cloud in a bottle;
and cause rain to occur in the lab.
Water Cycle Celebration
This mini-science fair project summarizes the unit on the water cycle.
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