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The Water Cycle

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Transcript of The Water Cycle

Bloom's Taxonomy
By: Neil Waldman
The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story
Personify each of the vocabulary words listed.
Personification means the act of giving human qualities to an abstract noun or an inanimate noun.
Vocabulary Activity
Corbett Harrison's Idea
"This will help you think more deeply about words' meanings than you would through rote memorization" (Harrison).

Where would you like to go if you were a raindrop or snowflake? Include at least two vocabulary words. What part of the water cycle would you experience the most because of your location? Explain your reasoning.
Writing Prompt
You could choose to complete this presentation with a group of three or by yourself. This presentation is to show the class and me how well you know the water cycle. Your presentation could be a song, poem, play, drawing, a written book or etc. about the water cycle and how it works. BE CREATIVE!
Oral Presentation
Fourth Grade Science
GLE 0407.8.1 Recognize the major components of the water cycle.

By: Thomas Locker
Water Dance
a. Remembering
Identify the different forms of water
b. Understanding
Understand that water comes in three forms: solid, liquid, and gas.
c. Applying
How would you demonstrate the three forms of water?
d. Analyzing
Relate how the three forms of water are used in everyday life.
e. Evaluating
What is the best approach to teaching about water/weather cycles?
f. Creating
Think of an innovative way to teach about the water cycle.
word scramble

Vocabulary Relay
The Magic School Bus
Wet All Over: A Book About The Water Cycle

By: Pat Relf
I chose this book because I really enjoyed reading The Magic School Bus books when I was a child. I want to incorporate fun books and activities to help my students remember concepts such as the water cycle. My students will be able to describe the stages of the water cycle and understand why they happen. This book can be purchased on amazon for $4.00.
Reading Task
Have the class read the book together and take turns reading a page at a time. After the class has read the book assign students to read what a assigned character says in the book. Assign a students to read the narrated parts.
Oral Presentation Idea
Edit pictures of your students into different stages of the water cycle. Have your students make a poster board of the water cycle using their pictures for the different stages.
All the Water
in the World
Assign this book as a reading task for the students and have them complete the following assignments to reinforce what they read.
This book is available for purchase at Amazon.com for $13.96.
Vocabulary Words
Vocabulary Puzzles
The class will be divided into teams of four students. Each group will work together to complete a total of three vocabulary puzzles. After, each puzzle is completed, one member from the team will come to me for a hint to the mystery word. The group will continue to the next puzzle until all three are completed and all three hints are received. Once the team has uncovered their mystery word, one team member will go to the blackboard and write the word, its definition, and use that vocabulary word in a sentence. The first team to finish wins!
Each student gets a blank Bingo! card that they must fill in with vocabulary from the story.
Once they fill all of their cards out, start calling out vocabulary definitions that they must match to the words on their card.
Play until somebody gets a Bingo!
Rotate and reuse the cards as many times as necessary.
Vocabulary Task
Writing Prompt
Bloom's Taxonomy
How would you explain evaporation?
What facts or ideas show water has been around for a long time?
What would result if evaporation does not occur?
Why do you think the water cycle is important?
What facts can you compile that pollution and littering effects the water cycle?
Bloom's Taxonomy
How would you explain the steps of the water cycle?
According to the book, where are some of the places water comes from?
Where does water go when it leaves the ground?
Assess the importance of keeping water clean.
What would you recommend we do as a class to keep water clean?
Predict what would happen if the earth ran out of clean water.
Paper or Pencils
Bingo! cards
Vocabulary list
Bingo! chips
Vocabulary Grading Rubric
A drop of water falls from the sky as a rain drop. Write a 1 page essay describing how that drop of water could someday get to you. Use vocabulary from the story and be creative!
Writing Prompt Grading Rubric
In the book, "All the Water in the World", it discussed the importance of keeping water clean in order to keep Earth green! In groups of 3, come up with a way that we can keep water clean at home, at school, and outside. Be prepared to present your ideas to the class. Everyone has a part in keeping the Earth green!
Oral Presentation
Oral Presentation Grading Rubric
The Drop in My Drink
The Water Cycle
Vocabulary Task
Have half the students write a word on an index card, while the other half writes one of the definitions. Assign a definition of vocabulary word to each student so everyone has something different. Have the students stand in the middle of the class and try and find the person that their cards match. Mix the cards up in a box and have the students redraw until you have played several time and most students have had all the words.
Vocabulary words
1. Rain gauge
2. Evaporate
3. Condensing
4. Vapor
5. Rain

Writing Task
Ms. Fizzle has been very gracious to let us borrow her magic school bus to learn about the water cycle. Describe how our day would be if we were able to shrink down and become a part of the water cycle. Tell all the steps we would go though as we complete the water cycle. Be creative and use vocabulary words.
Bloom's Taxonomy:
Can you list the stages of the water cycle in order?
Can you explain the water cycle to another classmate?
What could result if there was no water cycle?
What inference can you make about why the water cycle is so important?
What is your opinion of the water cycle?
Can you compose a song about your journey through the water cycle?
Oral Presentation
Using the book as a reference and the stories created in the writing assignment, the class will work in small groups to construct an oral dramatic presentation. This could include the use of hand gestures, various voices, and interpretive dance. Once the skits are completed, they can be performed for other classes.
Writing Prompt
Write a short story using five of the vocabulary words. Create a character that completes a quest through the water cycle. Describe the things he/she encounters and make sure to explain the differences between the three forms of water. The story should be one to two pages in length.
6. Cycle
7. Reservoir
8. Strainers
9. Alum
10. Settling basin
11. Filtration tank
Katie Etters
Donna Osborn
Amanda Westmoreland
Tatum Lambert
Hannah Fields

The Raindrops
Hooper, Meredith, and Christopher Coady.
The Drop in
My Drink: The Story of Water on Our Planet.
New York, N.Y.: Viking, 1998. Print.
Locker, Thomas.
Water Dance
. San Diego, Calif: Harcourt
Brace & Company, 1997. Print.
Lyon, George E, and Katherine Tillotson.
All the Water in
the World.
New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011. Print.
Relf, Patricia, Carolyn Bracken, and Joanna Cole.
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Wet All Over: A Book About the Water Cycle
. New York: Scholastic, 1996. Print.
Waldman, Neil.
The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story
Brookfield, Conn: Millbrook Press, 2003. Print.
http://www.tncurriculumcenter.org/learning_expectation/114, 2013. Web

By: Meredith Hooper
In class have the students take turns reading this book one page at a time. Have them reread it for homework and again in small groups.
You can buy this book on amazon for $9.00.
Oral Presentation
Each student will be assigned in a group. Each group will have a different part of the water cycle and will explain to the class what it is and why it is so important. For instance, one group will be given evaporation. The group will expain what exactly is evaporation and why it is so important.
Vocabulary Activity
The class will play jeopardy to learn their vocabulary words. The class will be split down the middle for two separate teams. The winning team will receive extra time at recess!! The jeopardy game will include either the definition of the word or the vocabulary word. The students will have to figure out either the definition or the vocabulary word as a team.
Writing Prompt
Write a one page paper on how a drop of water found its way in your water bottle. Using your vocabulary words describe the different stages it went through as it traveled very far.
Bloom's Taxonomy
What is the correct order of the water cycle stages?
Explain how water travels from the group to a cloud.
How could you show your understanding of each step of the water cycle?
What is the main idea of
The Drop in My Drink
What can you take away from this book?
Can you create a small-scale display of the water cycle?
Oral Presentation Idea
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