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### Webquest-Water Cycle

1. 1. Student Page [Teacher Page] The Water Cycle Title Introduction Designed by Task Kim Lamson Process kll37@zips.uakron.edu Evaluation Conclusion Credits Based on a template from The WebQuest Page
2. 2. Student Page [Teacher Page] Introduction Title HELP! Our poor first graders need help. Their teacher wants them to know the water cycle, but it is not in their science book. Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits
3. 3. Student Page [Teacher Page] The Task Title Introduction Task You are going to research the water cycle. You Process will learn the four steps to it and what is involved Evaluation or happens in each process. You will then create Conclusion some tool to teach them the water cycle. Credits
4. 4. Student Page [Teacher Page] The Process You will now beginning researching the water cycle. You need to either make a flow chart with Title the steps and information on the steps or make a list with the title of the step then information following it. There are five parts to this that need to be completed. Start at step one and Introduction continue until you finish the whole project. Remember have fun and be creative! Task Step 1: Precipitation Process The first step you will explore of the water cycle is precipitation. You will go to all of the following websites and learn more about precipitation and what is included as precipitation. Evaluation Remember put this information into a flow chart or a list because you will need it for the last step. Conclusion Click on the Sign that says R for Rain You will also use Kidzone, scroll to precipitation Explore Precipitation and once you feel comfortable move to the next step. Step 2: Collection or Water Storage This second step will have you learn about water collection. The following Websites will give you the information you need to know about collection. W for Water Storage Kidzone Collection Collection Credits
5. 5. Student Page [Teacher Page] The Process Step 3: Evaporation Title The following websites will give you information you need to explore evaporation. Make sure to visit all the links and write down the information you need for your project. Once you feel you Introduction know this step enough go to the next step. Task Evaporation KidZone Evaporation scroll to evaporation on this website Process V for Vapor Evaluation Conclusion Step 4: Condensation The last step is condensation. You will explore the follow links to learn about condensation and what happens during condensation. Write notes on this information to use when you create your project. Once you are done you will go to the last step which is the project. Condensation C for Clouds Kid Zone Condensation Credits
6. 6. Student Page [Teacher Page] The Process Step 5: Project Title This is the last step to complete before you are done. For this step you will choose one of three options. (1) You can create a children’s story about the steps of the water cycle and what Introduction happens during each step. (2) Draw a detailed diagram of the water cycle and somewhere on it or with it you will put the steps of the water cycle and the information you gathered about each Task step. (3) The last option I am giving you is more complex so you can do it in a group of 2-3 if you choose it. You will create and model the water cycle. This model can be made however you Process want it, but you must write down what you will say to explain each step when you demonstrate it to a student. Evaluation Once you have choosen which you are going to do let me know and then begin. Remember to Conclusion use your notes and cite the sources you got the information from. Have fun with this project and remember to be creative!! Credits
7. 7. Student Page [Teacher Page] Evaluation Project : The Water Cycle Title Introduction Teacher Name: Ms. Lamson Task Student Name: ________________________________________ Process CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Content Covers all steps of Missing one part of Missing two parts of Missing three parts Evaluation the water cycle and the water cycle and the water cycle and of the water cycle includes details its description their description and the Conclusion about each step. descriptions that go with each step. Organization The project was The project is The project is The project is clear and easy to mostly clear, but somewhat clear, unclear, understand and has a few errors. little organization, unorganized, and follow. and many errors sloppy so it is hard making it hard to to read and follow. Oral Presentation The presentation Student(s) show Student(s) shows Student(s) show no was clear, easy to they understand little knowledge of knowledge of the understand, and the water cycle, but the water cycle, not water cycle, hard to showed they not as clear or clear and hard to understand, and not understand the speaking as clearly understand. clear. Creativity Very creative in Creative in their Showed some Students show little reconstructing/ making of the water creativity in making creativity in making modeling the water cycle their model the water cycle cycle (may not be very colorful or Sources They list all the They list a few of They list only one They did not list any sources they the resources they resource that they resources they used received the received received for information. information from. information from. information from. Date Created: Feb 24, 2013 11:01 am (CST) Credits
8. 8. Student Page [Teacher Page] Conclusion Congratulations! You all have now become experts and teachers on the water cycle. I hope Title you enjoyed this activity and doing your projects. Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits
9. 9. Student Page [Teacher Page] Credits & References Thank you to Bethlehem Township School district for images of children helping each other that I Title used in the introduction of this assignment. Btschools.org Introduction Link to the image: http://www.btschools.org//cms/lib04/NJ01000587/Centricity/Domain/101/homework_help_links.gif Task Thank you to Water-Whisper blog spot. This site contained information about the water cycle and Process the child’s diagram that is on the task page. Link to image/site: http://water-whispers.blogspot.com/2009/11/water-cycle.html Evaluation Thank you to Physics World for picture that I used during the process list. Conclusion The picture is of precipitation ( http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2012/feb/24/rain-drains-energy-from-the-atmosphere) Thank you to Northern Michigan University. They provide great information for young children on the water cycle and cover it step by step. This website was a huge help and part of my webquest. http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/classes/cs255w03/cs255students/mteasley/p4/watercycle.html I would also like to thank Kid Zone for their information on the water cycle that I would have my students use. It is helpful in their explanation and showing an everyday example to kids. I also used pictures from this site to go with the steps and would like to thank them for their images as well as information. http://www.kidzone.ws/water/ My last major thank you goes to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. They have a very helpful activity page that explains this to children while they can be active on their site with other activities. http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html Treehugger.com had pictures that I used in the assignment to illustrate a topic in the water cycle so I would like to thank them for their great pictures that I used. http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/mapping-water-vapor-for-more-accurate-weather-pr Credits
10. 10. Student Page [Teacher Page] Credits & References Thank you to Rubi Star 4 teachers. This site is an awesome free site that allowed me to Title create my grading rubric. http://rubistar.4teachers.org/ Introduction Task Birthday Choice allowed me to use the picture for my conclusion. I would like to thank them for allowing me access to it to use. Process http://www.birthdaychoice.net/2012/gift-and-congratulations-card/ Evaluation Webquest Conclusion Webquest Slideshare Group I would like to thank all my resources that I have listed one finally time for allowing me to use them and make this an interesting and fun experience for my students. I appreciate them for making this possible. Credits