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Water cycle: take action!

Students can create a PowerPoint presentation and share their Take Action statements with other 3rd – 5th grade classrooms. They can even challenge classes to come up with their own Take Action commitments. In addition, students will pledge to conserve water every day. They will…

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Water cycle play

Note: This is Activity 4 of the water cycle lesson for grades 3–5. Purpose: To provide students with an opportunity to work together collaboratively on a common goal: writing, creating, designing, and performing their own water cycle play. Materials: Recycled sustainable paper, poster board, paint, construction paper,…

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Causal relationships

Note: This is Activity 3 of the water cycle lesson for grades 3–5. Purpose: To bring awareness about how rainforests play a critical role in maintaining water cycles globally. Procedure: Pairing students together and having each pair choose which question they would like to teach the class…

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Comparing water cycles

Note: This is Activity 2 of the water cycle lesson for grades 3–5. Purpose:  To appreciate the difference in the amount of precipitation between rainforest regions and students’ location. Materials:  Access to the Internet, pencil, recycled sustainable notebook paper, graphing paper, poster board, markers, crayons,…

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Water cycle mobile

Note: This is Activity 1 of the water cycle lesson for grades 3–5. Purpose:  To solidify the stages of the water cycle by creating colorful mobiles that will be showcased in the classroom for parents to see. Materials:  Recycled paper plates or construction paper, markers, crayons,…

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The water cycle

3rd–5th grade (upper elementary/primary) Note: This is lesson 1 in a 4-part series on the water cycle, photosynthesis, exploring ecosystems, and scientific inquiry in local ecosystems. Find lessons 2, 3 and 4 here (click relevant link). Overview Purpose: The purpose of this lesson is two-fold: (a) for…

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