Did you know that the water you use today is the same water that was used millions of years ago? How is this possible? Water is continuously replenished through a naturally occurring process known as the water cycle. To help students learn about this important concept, an eight-day unit was created for fifth-grade students to explore the water cycle and its components, including evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. This unit uses the “Do-Talk-Do” instructional strategy (Kemper and Ramsey 1997), an easy to follow planning strategy for teachers that involves students in authentic hands-on experiences, social interaction, and concept development based on prior knowledge.
Type Journal ArticlePub Date 7/1/2007Stock # sc07_044_09_30Volume 044Issue 09