Science - 4th Grade
Students will understand that water changes state as it moves through the water cycle.
Describe the water cycle.
A Drop in the Bucket - USU Water Cycle
Through a visual presentation, the students will learn the different
sources of freshwater, and the relative ratios of these water sources
on the earth.
A Water Cycle Chamber
Classroom activity helps students understand the water cycle.
All Washed Up
This lesson identifies groundwater as one of the locations that hold water as it passes through the water cycle. Students create a model that effectively filters water as it passes through the ground water system.
In this activity students build a water cycle model and monitor it for a 2-week period helping them to understand that water changes state as it moves through the cycle.
Miniature Water Cycles
Students construct a model of the water cycle in action using two-liter pop bottles to build a terrarium.
Round and Round
Students create their own water cycle story and storyboard and teach what they've learned to a younger audience.
TRB 4:1 - Investigation 5 - The Water Cycle Model
This classroom demonstration will help students understand the water cycle.
TRB 4:1 - Investigation 6 - Water on the Move
Students will play a "Water on the Move" game to deepen their understanding of the water cycle.
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.
Water Cycle Drama - USU Water Cycle
Students will learn the different parts of the water cycle by
acting them out. They will play a game similar to charades.
Water Cycle Relay Race - USU Water Cycle
Students will review the water cycle through a relay race
Water World Story
Students will write a story about how a drop of water may have traveled to arrive at the school. In addition, they will design a presentation on the water cycle.
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