In this activity, students act as water molecules and travel through parts of the water cycle (ocean, atmosphere, clouds, glaciers, snow, rivers, lakes, ground, aquifer), noting on a hydrological cycle diagram the pathway traveled.

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Jetstream - On-line School for Weather
NOAA - National Weather Service
Activity takes about 1 class period.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

The website includes printouts for both the station cards for each station in the water cycle and the water cycle worksheets for each student. These are in color but don't require a color printer.
Students must be mobile and the classroom space must be configured such that students can move around.

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