Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Water Cycle

For our final study in Science this year we learned about The Water Cycle.

One of the experiments we did was about Evaporation. It is very simple. You just fill a glass up with water, put a piece of tape where you filled it to, and watch the water evaporate.

The water isn't completely gone, but we will wait until it is.

We learned how steam is water that turns into a gas when heated.

Another experiment was freezing a book and putting it in the steam to see Condensation form.

We made a cloud in a bottle. First you put hot water in the bottle, about halfway. Then you put a piece of ice into spout of the bottle. As the water cools you can see the clouds form.

My girls really enjoyed these experiments. Most of them came from Kidzone. The worksheets were great from there too. Pants, who is four, completely understands evaporation. She thinks the whole idea of the water disappearing is very neat!

Some of the books we used in our study were:
Water Everywhere by Jill Atkins
How Does the Sun Make Weather? by Judith Williams
Water Up, Down and All Around by Natalie M. Rosinsky
What Makes It Rain? by Keith Brandt
A Drop Around the World by Barbara Shaw McKinney
and every body's favorite teacher
Ms. Frizzle!


  1. This is so incredibly cool!
    I can't wait until we can do things like this with Claire...

    1. Thank you. You won't have to wait too long, Lissa was already very interested!

  2. This is a great unit! Thanks for joining WMCIR!

    1. Thanks, I am not always this organized. I'm glad you enjoyed the unit.

  3. So much fun! When I used to teach fourth grade we taught the water cylce and I always read my students The Magic School Bus - At the Waterworks! They really enjoyed the book. I am excited to do some of these experiments with my little ones at home.
    Glad to have found your blog through WMCIR Link Party.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed my post. Kids always love experiments!