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Water Cycle: Hands-On Experiments Discuss this eTheme.

These sites have hands-on experiments and projects about the water cycle and water purification. Learn how to make it rain in your kitchen and how to build your own water cycle environment. There are many other activity ideas, including a script for a play. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on water cycle explanations and illustrations.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7

Links

Students can learn about the water cycle by conducting their own water cycle experiment.
Try this fun, simple water project. Scroll down to find out about building a filtering system.
This lesson plan for sixth graders lists the teacher's and student's roles for the project, and contains handouts, assessments, and other ideas for learning about the water cycle.
This printable and downloadable PDF of a water cycle experiment also contains topics for further discussion.
Find some ideas for creating a Microsoft Power Point or Apple Works slideshow on the water cycle on this Utah State Office of Education web site.
Is there enough water for all the people in the world? What would happen if we started to run out? Read this five part article and think about what global water shortages might mean.
This page has a diagram of the water cycle that students can print and fill out. Includes definitions of the common terms.
This is a script to a play that is about the water cycle. Students can act out the parts of the sun, a water drop, cloud, snowflake, and more.
These sites explain the water cycle and include the topics of evaporation, precipitation, and condensation. Watch animated movies and view several diagrams explaining the cycle. There is a word search and a quiz. Includes links to eThemes Resources on water cycle experiments and Missouri springs.

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