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3rd Grade: The Water Cycle

posted Jan 23, 2012, 3:35 PM by Michael Dreyfus-Pai   [ updated Feb 1, 2012, 9:57 AM ]
Today we're going to explore the Water Cycle!  While we look at some information, fill in this sheet of Water Cycle vocabulary.

First, let's watch this video:

Next, let's get a better picture of how all the water moves around.  Check out these animations:

Activity 1: A Droplet's Story

When you've got all the vocabulary words, turn over your paper and write out a story on the back.  Imagine that you are a droplet of water.  Explain the changes you go through as you travel around and through the water cycle.  Be sure to use as much of the vocabulary as you can.

Activity 2: Filming Your Story

Working in pairs, tell your story while your partner records you.  First, decide which picture you'd like to use as your background (see Attachments).  When you start recording, introduce yourself and then start telling your story.  With your droplet on a stick, show where the water moves on the picture as you tell the story.

Michael Dreyfus-Pai,
Feb 1, 2012, 9:57 AM
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