Where Did All The Water Go?
This TopicQuest was designed for Anna J., Tyler W., and Anna M.
By Meagan Crosby, a Valdosta State Univeristy Preservice Teacher


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Have you ever wondered where the rain comes from? What about where the mud puddles go to when they disappear a couple of days after it has rained? We will learn all about The Water Cycle, how it works, and why it is necessary for us to survive on Earth. So put on your rubber boots and let's wade into the the water cycle!!!


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       1. What exactly is the water cycle? What are some examples to show me what the cycle looks like?   Term Browser has an excellent definition for you to look at.     
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2. Have you ever wondered what makes rain? Where does it come from and why does it fall. Can rain fall in the form of other things? This link to Precipitation will help you understand about rain and snow.
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3. After the rain has finished pouring down, most of the time we're left with mud puddles. But if you noticed, they only last for a couple of days. So , what happens to the water? It goes throught the process called Infiltration.
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4. Evaporation is one of the steps in the water cycle. It is when liquid is changed to a gas or vapor. Check out this website to learn more. 
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5. All living things sweat, including plants. When a plant sweats this is called Transpiration and its one step in the Water Cycle. Check out what Eek has to say about Transpiration.
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6. Would you like to build a model of the water cycle? Building a model will help you clearly see all the elements of the water cycle.



Mission :
    
     Now that we have learned all about the water cycle I would like you to draw a picture of what the Water Cycle looks like using Microsoft Paint. You may also pick one of the processes of the Water Cycle to draw but make sure you tell me which process you are describing. Then, go to MS Word and write a short paragraph  pretending you are a drop of water and tell me about your adventure.



Steps:

1. Explore the above websites including
Water Science For Schools.

2. As you are exploring begin to think about what kind of picture you can create relating to the Water Cycle.


3. Go to Microsoft Paint and begin to draw your picture.


4. After you're finished with your picture, print it and go to MS Word to begin typing your short paragraph.






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