Water: A Never-Ending Story

Aki Kurose, Jan Tillotson, Carl Gaddis, Harry Edmon, Laurelhurst Elementary School, Adams Elementary School, Northshore School District, University of Washington

In this module, students carry out a number of activities that demonstrate the concepts of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and soil moisture and runoff. The students then construct a terrarium as a way to observe the water cycle as a whole. Immediately following this, students use the Internet to acquire Real Time Data from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington which they can then use to describe how the phases of the water cycle look on the Olympic Peninsula. This module is designed to teach students to understand that water on earth moves in a continuous cycle, and to name and explain the stages of the water cycle.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water