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The Water Cycle

Use these resources to create lessons on the water cycle

The movement of water throughout Earth can be understood as a cycle where H20 moves from one state of matter to another. Use these standards-aligned resources to teach middle schoolers more about condensation, precipitation, and weather patterns that are affected by, and a part of, the water cycle.

 

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Activity

Groundwater Movement

Students explore how porosity and permeability of different sediments affect the way water flows through Earth'...

Article

hydrosphere

A hydrosphere is the total amount of water on a planet. The hydrosphere includes water that is on the surface of th...


Activity

Availability of Fresh Water

Students explore how water moves above and below Earth's surface by using interactive computational models. The...


Article

air

Encyclopedic entry. Air is the invisible mixture of gases that surrounds the Earth. Air contains important substanc...


Article

cloud

Clouds are visible accumulations of tiny water droplets or ice crystals in the Earth’s atmosphere

Article

water table

The water table is a line beneath the surface of the Earth.



Internal Resource

Water

The lifeblood of the landscape   WATER MAP BY MARTIN GAMACHE, ART OF THE MAPPABLE; SOURCE: USG...

Activity

Earth's Water Cycle

Students work together to illustrate the water cycle as a class. Each student writes an imaginary story about the j...


Activity

Using Groundwater Wisely

Students use interactive computational models to explore the relationship between infiltration and recharge in natu...


Article

precipitation

Precipitation is any type of water that forms in the Earth's atmosphere and then drops onto the surface of the Eart...


Article

Earth

Earth is the planet we live on, the third of eight planets in our solar system and the only known place in the univ...

Article

condensation

Condensation is the process where water vapor becomes liquid



Photo

Water Cycle

Photo: An illustration of how water moves through the land, atmosphere, and ocean.

Activity

Groundwater and Surface Water

Students use interactive computational models to explore the underground flow of water and how it affects surface b...


Article

water cycle

The water cycle describes how water is exchanged (cycled) through Earth's land, ocean, and atmosphere.


Article

The Urban Water Cycle

Watch this brief, video picture of practice that captures everyday classroom life and provides real-life examples o...


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Urban Water Cycle

The Urban Water Cycle. Auckland Council.