This lesson activity has students conduct an experiment that reinforces one component of the water cycle.
Context for Use
Project EXTREMES lessons were intended to be stand alone lessons.
What Students Will Do
- Students will connect the flow of water in the water cycle to the types of Earth materials.
- Students will be able to collect and analyze data that model a component of the water cycle and apply their results to the effects of the water cycle on the Earth’s surface.
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- Part 1 – Engagement (15 minutes) Water movement in the water cycle
Students review the water cycle and are challenged to consider what happens to precipitation when it hits the surface.
- Part 2 – Exploration (30 minutes) Water movement through Earth materials
Students collect and analyze data to model the movement of water through different Earth materials.