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Science - 4th Grade
Standard 1 Objective 1
Classroom activity helps students understand evaporation.
Materials for Curriculum Extension Activity:
The sun provides the energy needed (solar energy) to change liquid water to water vapor. Approximately 80% of all evaporation is from oceans and the balance comes from inland water, soils, and transportation from vegetation. Winds carry the water around Earth. When moist air rises and cools, the water vapor condenses from a vapor to very small liquid water droplets forming clouds.
1. Use science process and thinking skills
3. Understand science concepts and principles
4. Communicate effectively using science language and reasoning
Pre-Assessment/Invitation to Learn
||Puddle A||Puddle B||Puddle C|
Homework & Family Connections
Introduce students to the Take Home Activity: Drying Laundry (pdf). Go over what they need to do in order to carry out the experiment by reading and discussing all the components of the activity.
Check for students' understanding by viewing their evaporation data chart, evaporation graph, and their recorded conclusion.