We are now in full swing with our water and weather unit. Evaporation, condensation, and the water cycle are key elements of our learning. Since it is just a basic overview of the water cycle at this point (we get into more detail a bit later on in the unit), I wanted my students to have a bit of "fun" with it all.
So we started with watching The Magic School Bus in the Water Works. It really does a cute job at explaining the water cycle without overwhelming the students.
As they were watching, I had them take notes on the cycle. Afterwards, we created a class chart of the cycle. The students noticed a lot of the vocabulary that we have discussed in science lab throughout the movie.
They then cut these up, ordered them, and glued one half of the section (either picture or words) down onto the paper.