In this unit, students will learn about the water cycle through a variety of fun, engaging activities. These water cycle activities integrate science, language arts, writing, social studies, math, art and drama into the water cycle! Color and B&W student worksheets are included!
Water Cycle Thematic Unit Outline Unit Sample Calendar Unit Introduction Lesson Water Cycle KWL Water Cycle Vocabulary Lesson Science and ELA Water Cycle Vocabulary Worksheets Vocabulary Posters/Cards The Water Cycle Worksheet Mini Water Cycle Lesson Plan- Math & Science Experiment Mini Water Cycle Lesson Worksheets (2 pages) Living Sentences Lesson- ELA and Drama Story of a Raindrop Lesson Writing Shaving Cream Water Cycle Art Lesson Plan Art Water Cycle and the Community Social Studies Final Newspaper Project Science, Writing, and Art Grading Rubric *BONUS**Student Worksheets in B&W***
Lesson 1: Unit Introductory Lesson. This lesson will introduce the unit. Students will fill out the first two sections of the KWL with what they “Know” and what they “Want” to know.
Lesson 2- Science and ELA: Water Cycle Vocabulary. Students will learn the basic vocabulary for the water cycle. They will fill out a worksheet and create actions to help them remember the words. Colorful vocabulary cards are included.
Lesson 3- Science and Math: Mini Water Cycle. Students will create their own mini water cycle using a bowl, mug, plastic wrap, a rubber band and water.
Lesson 4- ELA and Drama- Living Sentences Students will review adjectives, adverbs and prepositional phrases by writing engaging sentences about steps of the water cycle in small groups.
Lesson 5- Writing: Story of a Raindrop Students will write a first person narrative story as if they are a raindrop going through the water cycle.
Lesson 6- Art: Water Cycle Shaving Cream Art Students will create abstract artwork using shaving cream and watercolors or food coloring.
Lesson 7- Social Studies: The Water Cycle and the Community Students will investigate how the water cycle affects their community.
Final Project- Newspaper Students will create a newspaper about what they learned. A template is included.
My name is Kelsey Sorenson and I'm a wife, former teacher and substitute teacher, and mommy from Utah! I am currently primarily a stay at home mommy to my sweet little boy, Parker, and a little girl on the way. I love creating resources for pre-school and elementary aged students that I will be able to use with my own children as they grow!