Learn how energy from the sun drives the water cycle and how water cycles around the Earth over and over again.
Water is essential to all living things and it cycles through the environment.
Students will be able to:
Did you know the water we drink is older than the dinosaurs?
Predict, observe and learn with this mini water cycle experiment.
Earth has a limited supply of water that is cycled over and over again. The water cycle is an important process on earth because living things, including animals and humans, need water to grow and survive. Water is used for drinking, growing food, providing habitat, generating electricity and more. The sun has been driving the water cycle on Earth for billions of years. The four main stages of the water cycle are evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff.
The activities in this lesson provide an opportunity to assess individual students and small groups on their ability to: