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.