1. Water Cycle Stories - Assessments
- Completed stories can be graded for comprehension.
- If you choose to have students share their stories, have students imagine 2 more steps of the water molecule’s journey.
- If you did the mini-investigation, have students diagram the water molecules at different stages of the experiment.
- Using the stories that students write as a rough draft, help students edit and revise their story and turn the stories into illustrated children’s books. These books can be shared with elementary school students.
- The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research website has fabulous information and resources for teachers. One of many excellent activities shows you how to build a fabulous model of the water cycle with a lamp, a clear plastic box, some clay and some ice. This model may be used to illustrate and visualize the convection currents that cause common weather patterns.