Water Cycle

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Water Cycle

  1. 1. The Water Cycle: Science Lesson for Fourth Graders
  2. 2. What is the Water Cycle? <ul><li>The water cycle is the continual cycle of water between the land, the ocean, and the atmosphere. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Water Cycle Video <ul><li>English: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YswL4dIDQuk </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY3evy7I3Kc&feature=related </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key Term <ul><li>Evaporation: is when water changes from liquid into vapor. Vapor is steam- what you see in the air when a teakettle boils. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key Term <ul><li>Condensation: is the opposite of evaporation. It is when vapor turns back into water and it is very important because it is what makes clouds happen and clouds cause precipitation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key Term <ul><li>Precipitation: is water that comes from clouds. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Term <ul><li>Saturation: is when something gets full of water. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Key Term <ul><li>Atmosphere: is the mass of air surrounding the earth </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Key Term </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation: to protect for loss or harm. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bonus Key Terms <ul><li>Vapor: steam </li></ul><ul><li>Transpiration: the release of water vapor from plants into the air. </li></ul><ul><li>Infiltration: the flow of water from the ground surface into the ground. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Practice!
  12. 14. Hands-on Experiment! <ul><li>Ingredients: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pan </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. “ The Water Cycle Boogie” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipAiWXvH_24 <ul><li>Evaporation, </li></ul><ul><li>Condensation, </li></ul><ul><li>Precipitation, </li></ul><ul><li>Saturation. </li></ul><ul><li>And the water cycle boogie goes 'round and round, </li></ul><ul><li>And the water cycle boogie goes up and down. </li></ul><ul><li>(REPEAT) </li></ul>
  14. 16. Reflect! <ul><li>Why is the water cycle important in your life? </li></ul>

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