Water Cycle Unit integrated with multiple subject areas!
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!
This unit complements my Weather Kids Unit!
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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
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
*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.