The Water Cycle

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Video: The Water Cycle

With the help of Luke Warm, a weatherman on the water channel, two young baseball players come to understand why the big game might be rained out as they are introduced to the key elements that make up and affect the water cycle. They discover the amazing process by which the Earth's water supply has been recycled over millions of years, centering on three stages: evaporation, condensation and precipitation. They follow the trail water takes after it falls from the sky and passes through each of these three stages.

Student Application

Follow the trail water takes through its three stages: evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will realize that water is everywhere. It is always moving from the earth's surface into the air and back to the surface again. This constant movement and changing of water is called the water cycle.
  2. Students will know that about seventy percent of the earth is covered with water. Almost all of that water is salty water...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Lead a brief discussion by asking a few questions. Where does the water that makes up raindrops come from? How does the water get into the air? Has the water in the oceans always been there? See what ideas your students have.
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