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Water Cycle Cut and Sort Activity

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  TEKS, AUS V9

  • Grade

    Grade:  4

Show a deep understanding of the water cycle with this cut and paste activity.

The Water Cycle Cut and Paste Activity

This cut-and-paste activity has been created to help deepen your student’s understanding of the stages of the water cycle. This resource provides an engaging opportunity for students to actively participate in learning by finding definitions and examples of each stage and then pasting them in the correct place on the provided template. 

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!

Water Cycle Steps

In this activity, students will sort the major steps in the water cycle process. The steps include:

  • Condensation
  • Precipitation
  • Evaporation
  • Collection
  • Runoff
  • Transpiration

Get the Scissors and Glue Ready!

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

If you’d prefer to turn this into a hands-on activity that can be used repeatedly, print this resource on cardstock and have the definitions and examples of each step of the water cycle process already cut. This becomes a simple sorting activity that students can do individually or in small groups.

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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