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The Water Cycle

The Water Cycle

Author: Christina Ramirez

All about the stages of the water cycle. 

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NGSS 2-ESS2 Earth’s Systems

2-ESS2-3 Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.

Science and Engineering Practices

Obtain information using various texts, text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons), and other media that will be useful in answering a scientific question. (2-ESS2-3)

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes

Water is found in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and ponds. Water exists as solid ice and in liquid form. (2-ESS2-3)

Patterns in the natural world can be observed. (2-ESS2-2), (2-ESS2-3).

Cross Cutting Concepts


Source: California Department of Education. (2015). Grade two standards arranged by disciplinary core ideas: 2-ESS2 Earth’s systems. Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. Retrieved from


Students will be able to…

Explain how water move through the water cycle and name the different parts.

Describe how water takes on different forms throughout the water cycle and provide examples of precipitation, evaporation, and condensation.

The Water Cycle video

Source: Peekaboo. (2015). “The water cycle | The dr. binocs show | Learn videos for kids.” YouTube. Retrieved from

Review this website to get more information on the water cycle.

Click on the link

Source: Means, T. (2018). Rain, snow, sleet, and other types of precipitation. ThoughtCo. Retrieved from

The Water Cycle Slide Show

The water cycle song

The Big Question

What do you think will happen to the water cycle if people keep building roads, homes, and buildings. How will this affect the Earth?

Write you answer in your journal.

When I say, "partners" you may discuss your answer with your partner.