Lesson Plan

The Water Cycle - 4th Grade

Introduction to the water cycle and how water flows.
Leah P.
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My Grades 4, 5
My Subjects Math, Science

Students will be able to...

  • identify and describe relationships among the parts of the water cycle.
  • relate observable patterns in the water cycle by creating a water droplet journey writing.
Grades 4
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1 Introduction

Begin the class by showing students the Bill Nye video using the provided link.   http://www.schooltube.com/video/0866576bbcb861f9db46/Bill%20Nye%20the%20...

The purpose is to have students excited and curious about the water cycle.

2 Lesson

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Guide students through each page and use links to quizzes to gauge students comprehension of the lesson.

3 Guided Practice

Students use the app to create a review/understanding of the lesson. This can be done as a whole class or in groups and share the maps after creation.

4 Activity


This will explain the purpose of the activity and a small review of the previous lesson.

5 Assessment


Use this to intro the final writing assessment.  Create a movie to direct students on how to complete the writing assignment.