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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.
The purpose of this activity is to help students discover the actual locations that hold water as it passes through the water cycle. The whole process begins with the sun. It is the suns heat that causes evaporation to occur. Water changes from its liquid state, like an ocean, and becomes an invisible vapor that rises. As the water condenses, we see it as clouds in the atmosphere. Depending on the temperature, humidity and other factors, the water can form different types of precipitation such as rain, snow, or hail. This water then collects in streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Some water also seeps into the ground and collects there. Water is also found in its solid state in the form of glaciers, near the polar regions of Earth and in snowpack conditions of high elevations for portions of the year.
2. Manifest Scientific Attitudes and Interests
4. Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning
Invitation to Learn
Ask: Have you ever taken a cold drink of water and wondered where it came from? Where do you think it came from? How did it get to our school?