Water Cycle. By: Angela Vazzana & Amanda Dobner. IL Learning Standard. 12.E.2a (Late Elementary) Identify and explain natural cycles of the earth’s land, water and atmospheric systems (e.g. rock cycle, water cycle, weather patterns). Objectives.
By: Angela Vazzana
12.E.2a (Late Elementary)
Identify and explain natural cycles of the earth’s land, water and atmospheric systems (e.g. rock cycle, water cycle, weather patterns)
Raintree (reading level age 9-12)
Great Lakes National Program Office.
This research gives fun facts about how much water a person uses every day and how they use that water (on average a person uses 168 gallons of water a day). This research article also provides teachers with different activities in reference to different elements of the water cycle and how to incorporate them into other subjects to reinforce learning.
This research article provides statistics on the amount of salt water and fresh water the earth has and the things that we use it for. It also provides a variety of activities for children from different age groups in relation to the water cycle.
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/index.html (specialized for schools)
This website is a very good website for kids to use as a resource. It explained the different parts of the water cycle very well and had pictures to go along with its explanations. It would not be a good idea for a teacher to use this website for substantial materials for a lesson since it only provides coloring sheets.
This website had a lot of explanations for on the water cycle but did not provide pictures to go along with them. The pictures that the website does provide of the water cycle would be very confusing for kids because the has arrows going all over. Kids would probably become bored with this website due to the lack of color and pictures.
This website is very kid friendly in that it is brief and to the point, has understandable pictures of the water cycle, and fun facts to interest kids in other things related to the water cycle. For teachers this website provides some worksheets on the water cycle that they could incorporate into their lesson.