Lesson Plan

The Earth's Water Cycle

Your students will learn all about the water cycle with a simple video, lively song and cut and paste activity!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to explain the water cycle.


(5 minutes)
Water Cycle DiagramFirst Grade Water Cycle Diagram
  • Gather your students somewhere where they can all see you.
  • Tell your students that you are sad because a glass of water fell on your favorite shirt.
  • Pull the wet shirt out of your bag and show it to them.
  • Pretend to be upset about the shirt being ruined.
  • Tell your students that you will have to throw it away.
  • Give your students time to object, hopefully someone will suggest that the shirt will dry.
  • Ask your students what it means for something to dry.
  • Ask your students where the water goes when something is drying.
  • Tell your students that they will be learning about where water goes in the water cycle.