The Water Cycle

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Describe matter cycles in terms of the stages and processes by which specific atoms are withdrawn from a source, are incorporated into the tissues of living organisms, and return to their original source
  • Construct simple diagrams to represent the water cycle
  • Identify some of the ways in which human activity may change in the water cycle and the issue involved with that change

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 5 - 8
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Length of Activity

1 hour

Materials List

  • The Water Cycle Backgrounder
  • The Water Cycle Learner Worksheet
  • The Water Cycle Learner Worksheet Answer Key

Online Lesson Format