(WET K-12: 4th Grade: Science) Standard I: Students will understand that water changes as it moves through the water cycle.

Objective 1: Describe the relationship between heat energy, evaporation and condensation of water on Earth.
a.  Identify the relative amount and kind of water found in various locations on Earth.

  • Imagine! - Pg 157

  • The Incredible Journey - Pg 161

  • A Drop in the Bucket - Pg 238


b.  Identify the sun as the source of energy that evaporated water from the surface of the Earth.

  • Imagine! - Pg 157

  • The Incredible Journey - Pg 161

  • Water Models - Pg 201


c.  Compare the processes of evaporation and condensation of water.

  • Water Match - Pg 50

  • Imagine! - Pg 157

  • Water Models - Pg 201


d.  Investigate and record temperature data to show the effects of heat energy on changing the states of water.

  • Water Match - Pg 50

  • Water Models - Pg 201


Objective 2: Describe the water cycle.
a.  Locate examples of evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.

  • Water Match - Pg 50

  • Imagine! - Pg 157

  • The Incredible Journey - Pg 161

  • Water Models - Pg 201


b.  Describe the processed of evaporation, condensation and precipitation as they relate to the water cycle.

  • Water Match - Pg 50

  • Imagine! - Pg 157

  • The Incredible Journey - Pg 161

  • Water Models - Pg 201


c.  Identify locations that hold water as it passes through the water cycle.

  • Water Match - Pg 50

  • Imagine! - Pg 157

  • The Incredible Journey - Pg 161

  • Water Models - Pg 201

  • A Drop in the Bucket - Pg 238


d.  Construct a model or diagram to show how water continuously moves through the water cycle over time.

  • The Incredible Journey - Pg 161

  • Water Models - Pg 201


e.  Describe how the water cycle related to the water supply in your community.

  • Imagine! - Pg 157

  • A Drop in the Bucket - Pg 238


 

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