What are some 4th grade activies I could use to enagage students to introduce the water cycle?

Kate Segovia
Kate Segovia
170 Activity Points

We've done water cycle bracelets (e.g., https://pacd.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Water-Cycle-Bracelets-Activity.pdf) as part of our STEM Fest activities with folks from K-gray. It's simple, engaging, and educational. 

Cassie Doty
Cassie Doty
70 Activity Points

Kate,

 

I have wanted to try the water cycle in a bag project. Students receive a Ziploc bag, draw a simple water cycle diagram and then put a small amount of water in the bag. Students would then hang the bags in the sunlight. The water at the bottom of the bag will evaporate in the bag, condense as water droplets at the top and then roll back down as precipitation. I definitely plan to do this next year!

Camillia Ledbetter
Camillia Ledbetter
785 Activity Points

Project Wet has multiple activities that you could choose from. The water bracelet reminded me of one activity that I will post when I am on my home computer. They also have interactive lessons on their website. Great resource.

NASA has lessons under their Precipitation Education page that may give you ideas and resources. The water dice game page has K-5 resources. 

USGS has a water cycle page with resources as well. Their explore the water cycle is fun and educational!

Windows to the Universe also has elementary water cycle reources as well. 

 

Bev DeVore-Wedding
Bev Bev DeVore-Wedding
5068 Activity Points

Thank you so much for responding. I really appreciate it! Thanks for the help.

Kate Segovia
Kate Segovia
170 Activity Points

Here is another one  of my fun water cycle books, Snowff's Mist.erious Journey by Carolyn White. I used if with my high school students, vcovered my tables with white paper and let them draw as they listened to the story-my book has an audio CD. 

Bev DeVore-Wedding
Bev Bev DeVore-Wedding
5068 Activity Points

I recently did a lesson plan with an activity "water in a bag". It was a great way for students to see how the water cycle works in time.

Niria C
niria chapa
200 Activity Points

Kate,

This is this video on GoNoodles based on the water cycle. You can have the students learn the key terms and dance to make the lesson more engaging. Students will have a blast!

Alexandra Jaramillo
Alexandra Jaramillo
270 Activity Points

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