Water Cycle Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has worked in Elementary Education since 1993 - both as a classroom teacher and administrator. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

Water is constantly moving around the planet. But, where does it go? In this lesson plan, students learn about the water cycle and create a map outlining the full process.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this lesson plan, students will:

  • discuss each of the steps in the water cycle.
  • develop a visual representation of the full water cycle.

Length

55-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • NGSS-MS-ESS2-4.

Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.

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