Geography - The Water Cycle
A whole lesson intended to teach students the processes within, and the stages of, the water cycle. Includes varied activities, differentiated worksheets and animated diagrams. Lesson plan, teacher notes and a homework also included.

The main aim is…
To understand the processes of the water cycle
To understand where and why these processes are taking place
To understand the sequence / stages of the water cycle

Key ideas and content…
Evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation, surface run-off
The water cycle is continuous

To differentiate…
See lesson plan / use the varied worksheets
Get the students up in groups to talk through the water cycle using the PowerPoint animation – before moving on to the diagram activities
Students can act (see lesson plan – alternative activities)

To extend…
Set the summary activity as homework / or the research activity for higher ability groups

To assess…
Students could act out the stages – choose at random for higher ability.
Use the summary activity as a piece of work to assess understanding.

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Created: Feb 20, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

Whole lesson

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