Water Cycle Day 2

Lesson Objective: Students will be able to explain the process of the water cycle.


  1. Read the poster to study the water cycle and brainstorm ideas for writing.  You can zoom into the picture and read the captions on the sides for more information.




  1. My Raindrop Journey-  Pretend that you are a raindrop that’s about to fall out of a cloud down to the earth below.  Write a story (4-7 fully developed sentences) about your trip that ends with you returning home to a cloud.  


Make sure to use transition words such as first, next, then, and finally.  


Please use the following science vocabulary words: precipitation, runoff, evaporation, condensation.  


You may also use words such as groundwater storage, groundwater flow, evapotranspiration, or any other words you find on the poster.  


Use the sample story below for ideas if you are stuck.  Make sure to use only past tense verbs (was, fell) or only all present tense verbs (is, fall).


Being a water droplet is hard work because you are constantly moving around and around in a never-ending circle.  My parents named me Flo, and just yesterday I was freezing cold in a cloud. First, I was extremely heavy and started to crystalize.  Next thing I knew was falling to the ground as snow and I felt like I was floating. I landed on the ground with a soft thud. The sun was so bright and warm I melted into a water droplet.  Then, I skidded across the ground towards a river as a surface runoff. In the river, I dodged rocks left and right until I fell off the edge of the waterfall. When I woke up I was in the ocean floating aimlessly.  I thought to myself “Would I ever get back to my cloud?” Suddenly, I started floating in the air because of the hot sun and I was invisible. I must have turned into a gas and evaporated. Next, I kept running into all my friends and we joined together in a cloud.  I was finally back in my home cloud thanks to condensation. We all started to get heavier and heavier as more friends joined and the air grew colder. I guess precipitation comes next, here we go again! 


Write your raindrop journey and submit it on google classroom or email it to me:


Please take a picture and upload all work and post on Google Classroom. You can access Google Classroom through the link below and my class code is   wcred7p





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