The Cycle of Water

In this lesson students realize that water from billions of years ago has been cycling around the Earth and is being used by each one of them today. Through a PowerPoint presentation the class is introduced to the various forms or states of water and the processes that make up the water cycle; evaporation, condensation, transpiration, precipitation and accumulation. In groups, students will engage in several hands-on demonstrations to observe the water processes of condensation, evaporation, and transpiration. The lesson ends with groups of students researching a part of the water cycle to become an “expert” and teach the rest of the class what they learned.

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accumulation, atmosphere, condensation, diagram, demonstration, expert, evaporation, infiltration, precipitation, runoff, transpiration, water cycle, water table