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Water Cycle Game — Model Processes and Movement of Water Through Its Cycle

This game is a great introduction or review activity for students learning about the water cycle. In the basic game, kids see how processes like evaporation or percolation direct water through to different locations and states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas). 

In the challenge version of the game, kids will map the many connections and pathways showing the intricacies of the water cycle that are difficult to capture in a static diagram. Processes like transpiration, and condensation; and concepts like states of matter are reinforced as students play this game again and again. 

 

What's Included:

✅ Game instructions
✅ Student Sheet for capturing observations
✅ Answer Key to Student Sheet
✅ Teacher Notes with prep and set up suggestions along with explanations.

 

This Water Cycle Resource Is Great For:

❑ Group work

 

Questions Answered:

☀ How is the water cycle a circle? How is it not?
☀ Where does freezing and melting occur in the water cycle and what states of matter are involved?

 

Topics & Concepts Addressed:

✦ Air holds water vapor as humidity.

✦ Rain and snow (precipitation) happen when the air can no longer hold the weight of water in it. 

 

TEKS

"SCI.4.8.B Earth and space. The student knows that there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among the Sun, Earth, and Moon system. The student is expected to: describe and illustrate the continuous movement of water above and on the surface of Earth through the water cycle ...

 

Materials Needed

Sets of cards (from PDF); gram cubes (or other markers (20 per player).

 

Preparation Needed

Print and laminate sets of cards


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Connected Resources

Related labs in this unit

 

Answer Key

Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to.

 

Target Audience

Elementary Grades 4–5, Ages 9–11

 

 

 

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Water Cycle Game — Model Processes and Movement of Water Through Its Cycle

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    Terms of Use   Copyright © Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

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