Water and water cycle for clil lessons at primary schools
LEARNING LANGUAGES THROUGH SCIENCE
Can you think of anything that has no taste, color or smell, comes in the
form of a liquid, solid and gas, and is necessary for the survival of people,
plants and animals?
You guessed it—water!
Water is very important for
We need water to drink,
to wash our hands,
to water plants and many
Water is everywhere...
Kids Need Water!
Children need the same amount of water as adults.
Pure water is the best drink for children.
How much water do I need?
Drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
Did you know that
the water you drank this morning
might have been the same water
a dinosaur drank millions of years ago?
The water keeps
in an endless
This a circle showing the water cycle with clouds and rain at the top,
then moving clockwise images showing evaporation, waterfall, ocean with
evaporation, mountains with snow and sun.
And so the cycle goes forever and ever.
• The sun shines on
water in rivers, lakes,
streams, wetlands and
oceans and makes the
• This turns the water
into vapor or steam.
• The water vapor leaves the lake or ocean or river and goes
into the air, where it becomes a cloud.
• When the temperature is warm, like
during the spring or summer, clouds get
so full of water that rain starts to fall.
• Some of the rain that falls soaks into the ground and stays
there until plants drink it or until it goes deep enough into the
ground that it is called "groundwater" and goes to people's
• The rain falls onto the land and runs
into streams and rivers.
• The water in the streams and rivers
runs into lakes and finally into the
• Snow is just like rain except it
falls when the air is cold, like
during late fall and winter
• Snow usually stays on top of the
ground until it melts, then it turns
into water and runs into streams
• Some of the water
from rain and
melted snow also
goes into the
ground for plants
and people to
Mountains and IceMountains and Ice
• Some of the snow
that falls onto
mountains stays there
a long time because it
is so cold most of the
time at the top of
• Snow and ice on the top of
mountains can stay there
sometimes for hundreds of years
before it finally melts and runs
into the streams and rivers.
• This snow turns into
ice and sometimes
Rivers and StreamsRivers and Streams
• Rivers and streams carry the water
that comes from rain and melted
snow into the ocean.
• They sometimes can carry this
water a long way.
• When the weather is warm,
sometimes the sun makes the rivers
and streams warm,
• some of the water turns into
steam or vapor,
• and it leaves the river and
goes into the air where it
becomes a cloud.
• Oceans are like really big lakes.
Rivers and streams carry all of
the water that comes from rain
and melted snow into the
• When the sun shines on the oceans,
the water gets warmer and becomes
• When water gets into the
oceans, it mixes and becomes
which goes into the air and becomes
• Most of the water on the earth is in
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