Water cycle KS2 Geography
This lesson introduces students to the water cycle. They will consider whether it rains more in the UK or the Arctic and then carry out a practical to link the ideas of temperature and evaporation.

This full lesson contains:

Slideshow 6 The Arctic Ocean and the water cycle
Lesson Overview and Teacher Guidance
Activity Overview Evaporation rates practical
Student Sheet 6a Water cycle card sort
Student Sheet 6b Water cycle data activity
Student Sheet 6c Water cycle exam style questions
Mark scheme for Water cycle exam style questions
Subject Update Developing literacy in science

It forms Lesson 6 of 12 from the Our Ocean Planet resource, which is designed to support Key Stage 2 teachers to teach all aspects of the ocean. It can be used as a full topic with over 20 hours of classroom activities or using a pick and mix approach. All lessons and resources are available from Digital Explorer’s TES profile.


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  • Lesson-Overview-Teacher-Guidance---The-Arctic-Ocean-and-the-water-cycle-with-Dr-Mark-Brandon---OOP-Mission-6.pdf
  • AO6-Evaporation-rates-practical---OOP-Mission-6.pdf
  • SS6a-Water-cycle-card-sort---OOP-Mission-6.pdf
  • SS6b-Water-cycle-data---OOP-Mission-6.pdf
  • SS6c-Water-cycle-exam-style-questions---OOP-Mission-6.pdf
  • Mark-scheme-Water-cycle-exam-questions---OOP-Mission-6.pdf
  • Subject-Update-2-Developing-literacy-in-science.pdf

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Created: Feb 8, 2016

Updated: Mar 6, 2019


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