Blame it on the rain…
Yes, rain, or more specifically, precipitation, is one of the four needed parts of the water cycle. Today you will be learning about the weather cycle and then make two different models that will allow you to actually “see” each of the four parts in action!
The Water Cycle– How rain is formed– Primary (K-2)
Water Cycle for Kids– Intermediate (3-5)
Do a little Water Cycle dance!– Primary & Intermediate
Make your own Water Cycle, Model #1
For this model, all the kiddos can work together to create one. Once it is set up, it will take about 10 minutes to fully see it in action. But it’s very simple to set up and you can even watch it over the course of an hour or two.
Materials: large bowl (preferably clear), small clear container, hot water, plastic wrap, salt, blue food coloring, ice cubes, spoon
Make your own Water Cycle in a Bag, Model #2
For this cycle, each kiddo gets to make their own, and you’ll be able to watch it over the next couple of days!
Materials: ziplock baggies (2 per child), water, salt, blue food coloring, Sharpie
** If your kiddos enjoyed this activity, they may enjoy our Jr. Meteorologist camp (ages 6-8). Click on the camp title for a description and available sessions.
Additional Resources to Extend the Learning:
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