In this Unit Study you will be investigating the water cycle.You can Start here by watching this water cycle presentation.
Consider the following for discussion:
- Make a list all the things in the classroom that contain water. How did the water get there?
- Look at a map or globe of the world, how much of the Earth's surface is water?
- What do you use water for at home, in school? Make a list of how many of these uses are necessary? How many are wasteful?
- Discuss what happens when there is too little (drought) or too much (flood) water in a place.
Over the course of the next few weeks you will be investigating the water cycle. During this time you will be responsible for completing two of the following tasks: Get creative! If you have any ideas, see the teacher about it.
- Write a list of animals that live in and near water. Choose one to research and illustrate. Provide information on the animal, such as where it lives, what it eats, why the animal needs to live in or near water, and include any other information you would like to share with the class.
- Build your own water cycle. Click on this link for directions. If you need help, see the teacher.
- Create and illustrate a story about the effects of the water cycle, life with a shortage of water, water waste, etc. Present your idea to the teacher for approval before you start.
- Create a multimedia presentation telling and illustrating your story. This can be done in a PowerPoint presentation if you like. Click here for PowerPoint Story Boards.
- Create a poster for water conservation, explaining why it is important not to waste water.
The project you choose must contain information from at least three sources. The three sources can include internet websites and print resources. Don't forget to cite your sources, click here for help.
The writer's rubric applies to all projects; click here to view or print it out.