Water Cycle Adventure
Do a quick readers theater reading of the water cycle with the students. Ask for volunteers to read the various parts. As the script is being read, ask students to visualize in their head what is happening to the water drop.
Introduce the assignment to the students. Tell them that they will be creating a comic of the adventure of one water droplet that will be animated into a video.
You are to create your own multi-panel comic. It will follow one water drop’s journey through the ENTIRE water cycle (also known as the Hydrologic cycle). Make sure it is written and drawn in the point of view of the water droplet. Include each step of the water cycle. Make it colorful, unique, and creative. After you are done with your panels, you will be using them to create an animated version of your comic.
3 Comic Strip Creation
Students will be drawing and writing their comic strip at this time. Students will need to have art supplies and storyboard panels available to them for use.
4 iMovie Creation
Students will use their iPads to take pictures of each panel of their storyboard. They will be adding their pictures into iMovie. After adding the pictures to iMovie, they will be adding music and voice audio to their videos. After completion of the video, they will be uploading the finished product to a Google Drive you have created for their videos.
5 Video Viewing
You will have all the videos hopefully already organized in your Google Drive. This will be time for you to show each person's video to the rest of the class.