1. Water Cycle Stories - Logistics

Time
1-2 hours depending on the students’ previous exposure to the phases of matter and the water cycle

Grouping
individual

Materials
For water cycle discussion:

  • Glass of ice water to start the discussion
  • Copies of Water Cycle Stories handout
  • Overhead projector (or draw a copy of the image on the board)
  • Overhead transparency of Water Cycle diagram
  • Dice

For optional mini-investigation each student needs:

  • Ziplock bag
  • 1 ice cube
  • 1 sample cup (the little paper cups ketchup is sometimes served in)
  • several scales or balances for students to weigh their bag
  • tape
  • sunny window or sunny exterior wall

Setting
Classroom