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Water Cycle Interactive Clip Cards

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  TEKS

  • Grade

    Grade:  4

Recognize different aspects of the water cycle and show your understanding with this water cycle interactive activity.

Water Cycle Interactive Activity for Kids

In this interactive activity, students will place an image of a cloud over the correct vocabulary for each image or description of the water cycle process. The following vocabulary words are used:

  • Evaporation
  • Precipitation
  • Condensation
  • Collection
  • Surface Water
  • Water vapor
  • Dam
  • Ground Water
  • Water Cycle
  • Ocean
  • River
  • Atmosphere
  • Aquifer
  • Man-made

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Support struggling students and challenge learners who are catching on quickly by changing this activity in the following ways:

Below-Level: Use only the picture cards and limit to the easier vocabulary choices.

Above Level: Use only the word cards (no pictures). 

Plus, check out these suggestions for using this activity in other ways! 

🛴 Scoot Activity

Place the printed book pages around the room in numerical order and assign students or pairs to a starting point. Depending on their abilities, students can use a numbered sheet of paper to record their answers or discuss with their partner which word belongs. Give students time to review the page and record their answers. Students will rotate to the next page when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PowerPoint or Google Slide version of Please be sure to open in Edit mode, not Presentation mode. 

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

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