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Water Cycle

Water Cycle

Have students “Create Their Own Water Cycle” by placing about an inch of water in a plastic bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and seal with a rubber band.

Set the bowl in the sun or in a heated place. The heat will evaporate the water, which will then rise and collect on the plastic. As it cools, it will condense and fall back into the container as precipitation.

Have the students illustrate what is happening throughout the experiment. (Variations: Students can dramatize the water cycle where one person acts as precipitation, one as condensation, and one as evaporation.)