1. Water Cycle Stories - Assessments


  1. Completed stories can be graded for comprehension.
  2. If you choose to have students share their stories, have students imagine 2 more steps of the water molecule’s journey.
  3. If you did the mini-investigation, have students diagram the water molecules at different stages of the experiment.

Going Further

  1. 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.
  2. 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.