Teaching about the water cycle has never been so important. As the planet's temperature increases, the weather changes and our water supply is directly impacted. It's an engaging and meaningful unit. Who knows, one child in your classroom may solve the future's water supply problems.
It's also a wonderful introductory lesson that can lead into an environmental unit. It likely also embraces other units you've taught or plan to teach including weather, heat exchange and the world's oceans. Many teachers find it's the ideal time to schedule a tour of the local water supply stations. Children are likely to wonder where our water comes from? What happens if we run out? How do other people around the world get water? And how does our weather affect our water supply?
Water Cycle Classroom and Teaching Resources
Teacher Planet offers fantastic lesson plans. For example, you can download and use a lesson plan on how water ends up in your glass. You can also teach about the water cycle using hands on activities. Enjoy the abundance of teaching tools and resources and watch your young students become fascinated with water.