The Water Cycle

The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes

Nearly all of Earth’s available water is in the ocean. Most freshwater is in glaciers or underground; only a tiny fraction is in streams, lakes, wetlands, and the atmosphere.

Engage

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Explore

Plants use carbon dioxide and sunlight to build sugar

and release oxygen. Plants and animals break sugar down to release energy, carbon dioxide, and water.

Explain 

  • Take notes on a shared Padlet (create a Padlet for your class notes.)

Elaborate

Create a Flipgrid video explaining the process of photosynthesis

Evaluate

Extend

  • Create a stop-motion animation showcasing the water cycle like this one here created by former Rojo5th students.