Introduce the water cycle. Ask them to give the droplet a name.Students should notice that there is more ocean than land. I am a liquid water droplet in… I am starting to feel warmer from the sun… Now, I am changing to a… Paragraph 3- Explain condensation what happens to the droplet? It may take thousands of years, but eventually all water returns to the ocean. Drip Drop, Water's Journey takes you on water's journey beginning in rivers, lakes, and oceans, moves through water-treatment centers, along underground tunnels into the pipes in your house or apartment building, and out through the faucet in your bathroom or kitchen. Explain to students that each day the water level gets lower as water evaporates. Have another student draw the sun shining above. Ask students to make connections to their location.
The book tells how a water-treatment center cleans water. Discuss what happens to rain and snow on Earth.As students make observations, connect their observations to the processes of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. Explain that this process is called condensation, and add that label. What did it see? Ask them to give the droplet a name. When students answer no, explain that clouds move as wind moves. Two-thirds of your body is made up of water. And eventually water drops appear on the side of the bag and at the bottom as the water precipitates. Discuss students' stories and the importance of oceans. Have a student illustrate this, draw an arrow representing water evaporating, and label it. Stage 3: Precipitation —Ask: Do clouds stay in one place? Paragraph 5- Explain transpiration what happens to the droplet? Have one student draw an area next to the ocean representing land, and have another draw an arrow showing the cloud moving over the land.
Ask: Does the Earth have more land, or more ocean? And eventually water drops appear on the side of the bag and at the bottom as the water precipitates. Display the MapMaker Interactive and make sure students can all identify which areas are land and which are ocean.
Stage 1: Evaporation —Explain that sunlight hitting the surface of the ocean causes liquid water on the surface to change to water vaporbecoming part of the air. Stage 2: Condensation —Explain that as water vapor cools it can become liquid water droplets. You may want to assign students water drops that began their journeys in different places, such as a puddle on a farm, a mountain lake, a stream in a meadow, or a large ocean.
Water travels in a continuous path through Earth and its atmosphere, called the water cycle. Have a student draw a cloud over the ocean.
Ask: Why are oceans important?