The University of Trinidad and Tobago
Centre for Education Programmes
In partial fulfillment of the course
YOGEETA RATTAN 61642
LEAH HADAI 61600
MS. Leesha Robert
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATED LESSON PLAN
TOPIC: The Water Cycle and its Benefits.
CLASS LEVEL: Standard 5
DURATION OF LESSON: Two hours
CONTENT STANDARDS: After completing this exercise, you would be able to
Name the six water cycle process highlighted in this lesson
Define the six processes in the water cycle
State the benefits of the water cycle.
INSTRUCTION OBJECTIVE(S) Students learn how to gather information about six water cycle
process that are being highlighted on the Internet and present it using a presentation software.
Using the Wikispaces the teacher provides a planned structure in the form of an example for
students to gain an understanding of the subject so they can effectively present it.
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE: The students are expected to know that the sun emits UV or
ULTRA VIOLET rays to the earth’s surface. They should also know about photosynthesis.
Improving higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving and
Designing student-centered, project-based, and online learning
Guiding systemic change in our schools to create digital places of
Technology operations and concepts
Encourage information gathering on the internet.
Encourage creativity and originality.
BEFORE-CLASS PREPARATION: Find or develop a wikispace page with the assignment
Instructions and links to resources so that students can use this for finding information about the
water cycle and its benefits. Include sources for videos and other information. Arrange for a lab
time if computers are not available in the classroom. Set up a Wikispace for the students to
follow when completing their own, it should include:
Slide introducing the six-highlighted process and any other two that they can find.
Slide giving a brief description of Evaporation, Transpiration, Condensation,
Precipitation, Interception, Sub Surface Flow and the two other process that was chosen
by the student.
Slides giving the benefits of the water cycle as the closing presentation.
Can include pictures, animation and video links.
Slide with space for image and reference list of the sources.
Upload the guide for student to make their own presentation and link it to the Wiki page. If
internet access is not available save all supporting files such as videos, power point
presentations, documents and images on the lab computers so they can still complete the
Natural Resource Conservation Services:
Turtle Diary Games, The Water Cycle:
Time Instructional Activities Materials and Resources
Introduction: introduce the topic using the Wikispace
that was found and also the subject, topic and
objectives of the lesson. Mention the six water cycle
process however also states that there are other
processes that also apply to the Water Cycle. Briefly
state that the students would be expected to make
their own PowerPoint presentation of the water cycle
and eight of processes, two of which students can
choose. Point out the basic tools of the presentation
software that the student would use and some of the
problems that you might have been encountered such
as uploading the file or animating the pictures and
text on PowerPoint.
Talk about the benefits of the water cycle using the
wikispace and display the video for students to see
and hear the video.
Instruct the students on how to enter the wikispace
page and direct the to the review activity. Also
Computer with internet.
A large screen for the
teacher’s instructions to
be seen, preferably a
projector or large flat
The Wikispace page that
the teacher will be using.
explain the location of the video and PowerPoint in
case they want to review later. Encourage them to
play, complete the poll and comment on an
improvement that can be made to the Wikispaces
Encourage them to explore the other tools of the
software that have not been explained. Talk about the
presentation guide for the students that is on
Wikispaces. Next, ask students to choose any internet,
video and picture resources to complete their
Let student complete their presentation and ensure
that the teacher is able to answer any questions
students may have about the activity.
Computers with access to
the internet and the
A soft copy of the
example of the
and the video in the event
internet access is not
When students have prepared their presentations, give
each of the students a chance to present their work to
the class. Complete an evaluation of the students and
provide a positive feedback and ways to improve on
presenting. Also make sure they understand the
content of what they are presenting.
Projector and screen for the
students to use.
Have the students reflect on the lesson and ensure that
the student know the areas that they need to improve
on. Also ask if the task was enjoyable and fun.
ON GOING ASSESSMENTS: Review students PowerPoint presentation on the softcopy and
during the actual presentation.
ACCOMODATIONS AND EXTENSIONS: Students who have poor key board or typing skills
can request the aid of their peers who have completed their own task.
BACK UP PLAN: In an event the internet that the internet is not available all the soft copies of
the example of the PowerPoint presentation, video and images are saved on the students’
The instructional game results.
The soft cover copy of the presentation done by the student
The actual in class presentation of the water cycle done by the student
Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A.H. (2010) Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching (5th
ed.) United States of America: Pearson.
The name of this project is “The water Cycle and the benefits it presents.” This project aims to
educate children on the water cycle, also known as the Hydrological cycle using a number of
technological aids. This would help capture the interest of the students whilst also broadening
their experiences with technology.
Contributors are as follows: Leah Hadai prepared the PowerPoint presentation; Yogeeta Rattan
designed the Wikispaces, and Indrani Khan provided a video source an Instructional Game
Source. Each member of the group was responsible for contributing to the lesson plan and the
The core of the lesson is a PowerPoint, also known as a Presentation Software. The internet is
used to access the Wikispace to transfer knowledge of the water cycle to the students. The
Wikispaces also contains a video, instructional game and presentation software.
In an event, when the internet is not available all the soft copies of the example of the
PowerPoint presentation, the video and images are saved on the students’ computers so that they
can still access information.