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Keywords: digital, water cycle
Subject(s): Earth Science, Science
Grades 2 through 4
School: Imagine School at North Port, North Port, FL
Planned By: Cassandra A. Duff
Original Author: Cassandra A. Duff, Venice
In this unit, students will learn about water and the water cycle. This lesson will utilize the internet as well as hands on activities to enhance learning.

Learning Goals, Objectives, and Standards
Processes that Shape the Earth, Standard 1:
The student recognizes that processes in the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere interact to shape the Earth. (SC.D.1.2)
2. Knows that 75 percent of the surface of the Earth is covered by water.
3. Knows that the water cycle is influenced by temperature, pressure, and the topography of the land.

Description of Activity
1. Students will view a flipchart for use one the ActivBoard introducing the Water Cycle
2. Students will view The Water Cycle with Bill Nye via Safari
3. Students will use science textbook and work with a partner to take notes on the chapter for the water cycle
4. Students will use laptops to log into Thinkcentral.com and complete activities under Mrs. Duff’s Water Cycle page, including making a web via Kidspiration describe what water is used for.
5. Students will use laptops to make a drawing depicting how they “see” the water cycle using a program such as Kidspics.
6. Students will use digital cameras and take pictures of sources of water for uploading to ThinkCentral.com

Students will visit each other’s pages on ThinkCentral and complete a statement of how they feel the pages were done. They must comment on at least three other students pages. All pages must be completed and responded to in Mrs. Duff’s class.
Build a model
Make a flipbook
Use VoiceThread
Make a podast
Links: USGS Water Cycle
Kids Zone
Thirstin's Water Cycle
Zoom School
Scholastic StudyJams!
Materials: Whiteboards, Mobile Labs, Digital Cameras, Point and Shoot, Hard Drives, Batteries, Memory Cards, Flash/USB Drives, Science, Elementary, Inspiration, Integrating Technology