Introduction You are a water molecule. All of a sudden you begin to fall down….down….down….

, but where have you landed? What happens next? Where does your journey as a water molecule take you? Research your path and why it is important. Make sure you and your partner discuss your journey.

Task      Read thorough all of the websites. Watch the water cycle videos. Take notes while reading (fill out worksheet). Discuss what you have learned with your partner. Each person will create a diagram of your journey (the water cycle)  Create a digital story about your journey as a water molecule. Process Please follow these steps in order. Remember that hard work is key to success. This assignment may take two weeks. 1. 2. 3. 4. With a partner discuss what you already know about your journey as a water molecule. Read through all the websites and watch the videos your teacher has picked for you. Each student needs to take notes (fill out worksheet) while reading through the websites and watching videos. Meet with your partner and discuss what you have found out about your journey.

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Each student needs to create a diagram of your journey (the water cycle). Each diagram should be labeled and contain a description of your journey. With your partner you will create a digital story or prezi of your journey as a water molecule. Finally, you and your partner will present your final project to the class.

Resources Websites: http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/classes/cs255w03/cs255students /mteasley/p4/watercycle.html http://player.discoveryeducation.com/views/hhView.cfm?gu idAssetId=087777c8-4ff0-45d2-878f-e7cd90f7ee19 http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/weather/thewat ercycle.html http://www.seametrics.com/water-cycle-guide http://www.buzzle.com/articles/water-cycle-for-kids.html

Videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw275056JtA&feature=ghist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YswL4dIDQuk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQKdkponoZM

Evaluation You will be evaluated on all your work according to this rubric. **** Worksheet
Worksheet is complete and neat.

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Worksheet is complete but messy.

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Worksheet is partially complete.

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Worksheet not completed.

Diagram with Description

Includes all stages of the water cycle and clearly labeled. Is colorful and neatly drawn.

Includes all stages of the water cycle but labels are not all clear. Little to no color and somewhat messy. Follow directions creating their journey as a water molecule. Creative included some pictures, little sound and some labels. Good presentation of story. Hard to understand.

Includes some of the stages of the water cycle. Does not include color and is messy. Did not follow directions. Missed stages but included pictures, sound, and few labels.

Diagram is not complete.

Digital Story

Followed directions creating their journey as a water molecule. Creative included pictures, sound, and correct labels.

Did not complete digital story.

Presentation

Excellent presentation of story. Spoke clearly and loud.

Poor presentation of story. Hard to understand.

Did not present.

Conclusion When you have completed this assignment in its entirety you will know what it’s like to be a water molecule in the journey call the water cycle.

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