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Lesson Plan: Water Cycle Project


Science, level: Middle

Materials Required: Materials found around the house can be used. For example, paper bags, boxes, cotton balls, yarn.
Activity Time: A week or two if done at home.
Concepts Taught: Water Cycle

Assign this project towards the end of a unit on the water cycle. Give the students about a week or two to complete it at home for a project grade. The project is to be 3-d and done in a box. They are not allowed to turn in any drawings. Request that they use recycled things from around the house; look in the junk drawer etc.. They can use things like plastic or paper grocery bags, cotton balls, yarn, beads, sponges etc.

They must label the project with the correct parts of the water cycle. They must show evaporation, condensation, precipitation, saturation, ground water, surface run-off.

The results are amazing. Have fun!