Lesson Plan

Water Cycle

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Grade Level:
Fourth Grade
National/State Standards:
Utah State Core Curriculum Topic Standard One: Students will understand that water changes state as it moves through the water cycle.
water cycle, precipitation, water pollution, wetlands, Evaporation, condensation, soil percolation, erosion


Students hear a story and dance to a water cycle music video. While visiting a wetlands ecosystem they act out the process of erosion in different environments, and participate in a relay where they pretend to be agents of evaporation and precipitation. Students imagine they experience the water cycle first hand and write a poem about it. Afterwards, each student creates a regional drawing of the water cycle.