Objective: Students will be able to explain the water cycle.
Standard: (4th grade) 4-ESS2-1. Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion
by water, ice, wind, or vegetation. [Clarification Statement: Examples of variables to test could include angle of slope in the downhill movement of water, amount of vegetation, speed of wind, relative rate of deposition, cycles of freezing and thawing of water, cycles of heating and cooling, and volume of water flow.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to a single form of weathering or erosion.]
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Below are a list of links that talk about the Water Cycle. We will go through the lesson together as a class. After we have gone over the Water Cycle, answer the essential question at the bottom of the page. Click on the link and it will lead you to google forms to be able to answer the question.
Missouri department of natural resources gives a brief explanation on the water cycle.
In this Video Bill Nye the Science guy gives an explanation of what the water cycle is.