WATER CYCLE Display
To conclude this year’s study of the water cycle, your fourth grade student will be creating a 3-dimensional water cycle display. This project should be produced using various creative materials. Examples might include: yarn, tissue paper, construction paper, glitter, pipe cleaners, Styrofoam balls, pom-pom balls, or any other materials you can think of.
The display should be mounted on a large poster board (or other appropriate material like cardboard) and be a 3-D model, and must demonstrate the water cycle with arrows to show the order in which evaporation, condensation, and precipitation occur. Label the processes of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.
Students will create the setting for their water cycle in one of Utah’s environments: wetland, forest, or desert. The students will need to be familiar with the process of the water cycle and be able to explain it in their own words.
The rubric for grading the project can be found on the back of this letter. The display will be due Thursday, January 10, 2019. Parents are invited to come and view the fourth grade displays the following day during a Water Cycle Open House on Friday, January 11, 2018 from 11:15-11:45 am in the fourth grade classrooms. (This is a half day, and hopefully projects will be ready to go home afterwards.)
We are hoping the fourth graders will have fun with this project and be creative. We are looking forward to seeing what they construct.
The Fourth Grade Teachers
Water Cycle Display Rubric Name: ____________
The following things were represented on the display:
Clouds (or another form of condensation)
Precipitation (rain, sleet, snow, or hail)
A body of water (label collection)
A label for evaporation (spelling counts!)
A label for condensation (spelling counts!)
A label for precipitation (spelling counts!)
Arrows to show the correct order of the water cycle
Water cycle is set in a wetland, forest, or desert
The ENTIRE display is in 3-D form
Title: The Water Cycle & Student’s Name
The display has creative details
The display was on-time (minus 5 points for each day late)
Students may also add extra items and labels for transpiration, run-off, etc. but they are not necessary.
Be sure your environment is obvious. Add plants, animals or specific landforms from your chosen environment.
Be sure to check spelling and write in cursive or type your labels.
Choose a science topic from this year:
Fill out your organizer. If you need to look up information or images, use KIDDLE.
Create a poster in word giving information about your topic. Feel free to change fonts, sizing, and use text boxes and word art to move words around the page. Insert pictures and images to add pizzazz to your poster- get creative!
Using the information below, write a paragraph describing why camels live so well in the desert.
Camels: Ships of the Desert
Did you know that camels are known as “ships of the desert”? Camels have this nickname because they glide across the deserts in Asia and Africa. They carry people and cargo, just like ships at sea. The desert is very hot and dry, with little food or water. Camels are able to do well in the desert because of the way their bodies are made. First, camels have thick lips and a thick lining in their mouths. This lets them eat thorny desert plants, like cactus. They also can close their noses to keep sand from blowing in. Their eyelashes are long and thick to keep the sand out of their eyes. Their thick eyebrows shade their eyes from the sun. The ears of camels are short and round, with thick fur to keep sand from getting in. Also, the long legs of camels keep them high up off the hot sand. Their legs are wide apart. Their huge feet have big pads on them. These keep camels from sinking into the sand. The camels’ fur reflects the sun and keeps camels from getting too hot. The fur is about the same color as sand. That helps camels blend in. Camels that live in Asia have two humps. There are not many of them left in the world. Camels that live in Africa have only one hump. The camels’ humps are made of fat. The fat lets camels go for up to two weeks with no food. It also helps to keep them cool. Still another thing that helps camels live in the desert is that they can go for several days without water. One reason is that the bodies of camels change to fit the heat of the air around them. Camels eat almost anything. They can carry up to 400 pounds for 25 miles in a day. They can live for as long as 50 years. They can also run very fast – up to 40 miles an hour! For these reasons, you can see why camels are great animals to have in the desert!
After you finish your SAGE test, use the website below to correct your test. LEAVE your original answer. Circle the whole new answer, not just the bubble/letter.
After you finish fixing your test, raise your hand and Mrs. Jordan will come collect it.
Then, you may play any game with lessons 1-4.
This week we are writing informatives about snowflakes. Today you will watch a video and take as many notes as you can about snowflakes. Click on the link below to watch the video. Remember, you only have permission to watch THIS video.
If you finish early, you may watch the video a second time or watch this one about how to make your own paper snowflake.
Write a paragraph describing your fall break. Include information about who, did what, where and when. Use precise language and add details.
My fall break was boring. I just watched TV and slept. The End.
Hey! My name is Lisa and I'm in fourth grade. Last week, I relaxed for my entire fall break at home in Logan. I know it sounds boring, but I sort of liked it. I watched Chuck on TV while eating caramel corn Munch N' Crunch. The highlight of my break occurred when I took a four hour nap on Sunday! After I awoke, I felt like a new flower blossoming in the spring. When Monday came around again, I felt ready to come back to school. It wasn't my favorite break, but I think it was well spent!
Complex sentences have 2 parts: one complete sentence and one partial idea. When we use certain conjunctions that cannot stand alone, we create a complex sentence. Examples of these conjunctions are:
if, after, because, unless
1. If you run in the hall, you might get in trouble.
2. After you finish homework, you may read.
3. I like to eat pizza because it has pineapple, my favorite fruit.
4. I will give you some cookie, unless you don't like chocolate chips.
1. If you eat pickles, ______________________.
2. After you get home, _____________________.
3, Because you are tall, ____________________________.
4. Unless you want to get caught, _____________________.
5. WRITE YOUR OWN complex sentence using if, after, because, or unless.
We've earned our PRIZE!! Click on a link below to play some fun games and enjoy a break! You may only visit the approved sites below!
WATER CYCLE JOURNEY
WATER CYCLE GAME
ABC YA GAMES
FUNNY STORIES: MAD LIBS
KNOWLEDGE ADVENTURE GAMES
Create a WORD CLOUD
Listen to picture books online: STORYLINE
You may also visit the "Links" page for more math games, and geography bowl practice!
Click on the link below:
BUSINESS LETTER LINK
Write Mrs. J a letter about which job you would like. Be sure to include all the pieces from your organizer.
Click on the link below:
Click "Read a sample fractured fairytale" and listen to the story.
After you listen to the story, you will get to write one of your own.
You can choose to base your story on any example listed: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, or Princess and the Pea.
After you fill in your details, if you'd like to save them, raise your hand so Mrs. J can help you print.