Lesson 1

The water cycle is the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. It is a complex system that includes many different processes, such as evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and infiltration.

To teach the water cycle to fourth graders, you could start by explaining the different processes involved. You could then use a variety of activities to help students visualize the water cycle, such as:

  • Creating a water cycle model using a clear jar, water, and food coloring.
  • Watching a video about the water cycle.
  • Conducting an experiment to demonstrate evaporation or condensation.
  • Playing a game about the water cycle.

You could also have students create their own water cycle projects, such as a poster, a diorama, or a song.

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to explain the different processes involved in the water cycle and how they are connected. They should also be able to identify the different stages of the water cycle.

Here are some additional tips for teaching the water cycle to Bassa Tribe: