THE WATER CYCLE
At the end of the lesson students will be able to
describe how plants and people need, use,
and receive water by creating a picture.
What life would be like without water.
What would you drink?
How would we wash our hands or bathe ourselves?
What would happen to all of the plants and tree?
Would the world be very pretty without water?
We used a projector to show this website to the
The Water Cycle Song
(Sung to the tune of “She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain”)
Water travels in a cycle yes it does. (arms go around in a circle)
Water travels in a cycle yes it does.
It goes up as evaporation (Hand goes straight up)
Forms clouds of condensation (Hands clap together)
Falls down as precipitation (Bring hands down to wiggle imitating a
Yes it does!
Partners at the computers…
2 students at a time were called to work on computers with the website
pulled up and they were able to play games and do things on the website
that they couldn’t as a whole class.
•The lesson went very
well, I think it was a great
•Students loved being
able to see the internet
being used in a lesson
and they loved
individually being able
to visit the website and
play on it.
•The song and artwork
were very successful
also. I honestly think this
is one of the best lessons
I have ever done.
What I could have done better…
•It would have been
nice to have laptop and
projector out of students
•Unfortunately we had to
have kids move around
for this lesson, which
change like that is
always a little chaotic
but the projector and
computer were worth
having a little bit of
Technology made the lesson!
Technology enhanced the lesson and made it come to life. The website
explained how the water cycle works in a way that we as teachers could
have never done.
Photos by Bridgette Balkman and Saundra Carter
Blue Ocean photo by Taylor Buck found at
Water Cycle Website used: