1. Topic-
Water Cycle
2. Content-
Water Cycle
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Develop an understanding of the water cycle.
2.Use knowledge to create a model of the water cycle
3.Understand water vapor in the air, humidity
4. Learn what precipitation is.
4. Objectives-
The students will:
1.Discuss the Water Cycle
2.Identify/ discuss key components of the Water Cycle.
3. Participate in experiments to gain an understanding of evaporation and condensation.
5. Materials and Aids-
1. The Water Cycle by Bobbie Kalman
2. The Magic School Bus : Wet all Over by Joanna Cole.
3. YouTube Video: Magic School Bus Episode 19
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Group discussions:
- How does the rain get into clouds ?
- Have you ever wondered where all the water goes when it rains?
- Water Cycle

B. Development-

Students will begin lesson with a discussion about rain an clouds. After the discussion the children will be read Magic School Bus: Wet All Over. After the video, students will go over each component of the water cycle. New terms will be introduced such as precipitation, condensation, water vapor, evaporation, water cycle. The children will create a water cycle map and participate in two experiments. Once the experiments are completed, students will be directed to create a 3D model of the water cycle (at home). At the end of this lesson students will discuss components of the Water Cycle, how these components work and what they create.

C. Practice-

Students will:
- a create a Water Cycle Map.
- participate in two experiments to further their understanding of how water evaporates and condenses:

D. Independent Practice-

Students will create a 3D Model of the Water Cycle.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

- one on one with teacher
- reduce/ minimize distractions
- Giving students extra time to complete tests

F. Checking for understanding-

Students will discuss:
- each component of the Water Cycle
- how each component works
- Water vapor
- cloud formation

G. Closure-

After completing the lesson will learn the importance of the water cycle. They will have a chance to discuss what they like/ disliked about the Water Cycle Lesson
7. Evaluation-
Students will be given a written assessment on the Water Cycle including vocabulary and draw/ labeling.

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