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  1. 1. The Water Cycle By Molly O’Neill For Grades Kindergarten-Third
  2. 2. Rationale for Technology Integration I believe that it makes sense to incorporate various uses of technology into teaching students the Water Cycle because some students may not find science or the Water Cycle to be an interesting topic, but by incorporating the use of technology, including interactive activities, songs, visuals, SMART Board games, and hands-on activities, we can engage all students while teaching them about the Water Cycle. By engaging students they are more likely to understand the topic and find meaning in learning about the Water Cycle.
  3. 3. Video of Rationale
  4. 4. Internet Content • All websites used in this presentation are reliable sources of information related to teaching and learning about the Water Cycle. • Clicking on any of the graphics in this presentation will direct you to the original site and all links are cited in the notes section.
  5. 5. “The Inspired Classroom” Blog
  6. 6. “The Techy Teacher: This and That in First Grade” Blog
  7. 7. “Sped-ventures” Blog
  8. 8. Water Cycle Podcast Southwest Florida Water Management District Podcast
  9. 9. Water Cycle Podcast Brittany Owen’s Podcast “Water Cycle Song”
  10. 10. Water Cycle Podcast Fun Kids Guide to Water with Marina Ventura
  11. 11. “The Magic School Bus: Wet All Over” Full Episode Short Clip on How Water Changes
  12. 12. Government Agencies • United States Geological Survey – The USGS is a science organization that provides information about the ecosystem, environment, natural hazards, natural resources and science systems – This link taken from the USGS website provides an interactive water cycle diagram for three levels of students (beginner, intermediate and advanced) that teachers can use to engage students in their learning about the water cycle and its stages. Each link the students hover over provides them with a great deal of information about that part of the water cycle.
  13. 13. Government Agencies • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – The NOAA is a federal agency that focuses on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere – This website provides provides lessons, games and hands on activities that model the complexity of the cycle. Also included is a great deal of information that teachers could draw from in order to expand students’ knowledge past the simple diagram of the water cycle. • United States Environmental Protection Agency – The U.S. EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. – This website provides interactive games and activities that can be used in the classroom, including an Interactive Water Cycle.
  14. 14. Water Cycle Diagram
  15. 15. Teaching Materials from Worksheet Place Label and Finish the Water Cycle Water Cycle Word Search
  16. 16. Teaching Material from Teachers Pay Teachers Interactive SMART Board Water Cycle Lesson: provides an overview of the Water Cycle, along with a video and an activity where the students drag the appropriate vocabulary words to the pictures and then take a short quiz
  17. 17. There’s An App For That! • Water Cycle HD- an interactive app for the iPad that provides visual exploration of the water cycle for students • Photos on next slide – Top left: Students can click on any of the links labeled “Evaporation,” “Condensation,” “Precipitation” or “Runoff” – Top right: This is what is shown if the students clicked on the “Evaporation” link. They are provided with a great deal of information, as well as interesting facts – Bottom left: The app provides pictures for all of the phases of the water cycle – Bottom right: The app also provides videos for each of the phases
  18. 18. Water Cycle HD
  19. 19. Subject-specific Internet-based Resource ScienceNetLinks provides science lessons and tools for grades K-12. When I searched “Water Cycle” many lessons and tools were found. One lesson is titled “Models of the Water Cycle.” This lesson includes an experiment that gives students the opportunity to observe the Water Cycle by building and evaluating two different physical models. Providing students with hands on experiments related to the Water Cycle will engage and excite students in the subject.
  20. 20. Uses of the Internet: Webcams The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides video from web cams that were deployed by the University of Washington in 2013 at the North Pole. I believe students would love to see actual video from the North Pole. Showing actual video from the North Pole would support teaching of the Water Cycle by showing students that the Water Cycle happens everywhere in the world, even in the North Pole!
  21. 21. Uses of the Internet: Online Translators BabelFish is an online translation website that allows people to translate either what they want to say in their native language into another language, or translate something from another language into their native language Although BabelFish is not directly related to the Water Cycle, there are many ELL students at my internship placement and I feel that this website would help to support the teaching of this topic by allowing them to translate words, phrases, and ideas related to the Water Cycle into their native
  22. 22. Web 2.0 QUIZinator is a website that allows teachers to create, store, and print worksheets, tests, and study sheets online. This would be extremely helpful in keeping all of one’s documents in one place. QUIZinator also allows students to access and download the documents.
  23. 23. Web 2.0 PlanbookEdu is a safe and simple way to plan and organize lessons. It allows one to attach files, incorporate Common Core State Standards, print, and also share with others, including fellow teachers, administrators, and substitutes.
  24. 24. Pinterest: Water Cycle Boards

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  • “The Inspired Classroom” Blog is written by a fourth grade teacher. This particular blog post provides pictures and an explanation of a foldable that she had her students make to show the water cycle. All of the students create the same one so they all have the same background knowledge about the topic. I think this foldable is a great activity to do with students because it is simple, yet interactive. Source: http://theinspiredclassroom.blogspot.com/2012/01/about-to-start-weather.html
  • “The Techy Teacher: This and That in First Grade” Blog is written by a first grade teacher from Kansas. In order to see the science part of this post, you must scroll down to right below the picture of tally marks. This blog provides an example of an activity she did with her class where they made rainbow-clouds. There is also a picture of song lyrics about the water cycle that can be sung to the to the tune of She'll be Coming 'Round The Mountain. I think this would be a great song for young students to learn in order to remember the stages of the water cycle because it is simple, short and catchy, making it easy to remember.Source: http://tekyteach.blogspot.com/2011/09/this-and-that-in-first-grade_20.html?showComment=1331681283546%23c6759461514310020481
  • Sped-ventures Blog is written by a special education teacher. This blog post provides two fun and simple science experiments to do with students that demonstrate the water cycle. I believe that doing experiments with our students is important because many of them will be kinesthetic learners and will learn best by doing hands on experiments. Source: http://spedventures.blogspot.com/2013/05/water-cycle.html?m=1
  • The Southwest Florida Water Management District Podcast presents information about the water cycle and its stages in a clear way that incorporates visuals of real life examples of the water cycle, such as lakes in Florida, a pot of boiling water and ice cubes. This podcast also incorporates animations that help to visually explain what the speaker is talking about. It also discusses why the water cycle is important in our every day lives, making this concept relatable for students. Source: http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/education/podcasts/index.php?yuurl=uQuewIXq6XY
  • I linked Brittany Owen’s podcast to a website where it can be accessed, but the podcast can also be found on iTunes by typing “Brittany Owens” into the search bar in the iTunes store and clicking on the first podcast that comes up titled “Water Cycle Song.” This song is fun and very understandable for students. It is a fun way for students to learn the stages of the water cycle. I believe it would be a great activity to get students engaged and excited about the water cycle. Source: http://ceowens.podomatic.com/entry/2012-02-06T13_46_06-08_00
  • I have linked the Fun Kids Guide to Water with Marina Ventura podcast to the iTunes website where teachers and students can listen to it. The podcast can also be accessed on iTunes by typing in “Fun Kids Guide to Water.” Podcast number 10 is titled “Inside Water: Where We Get Our Water From” and it provides a fun and exciting explanation of the water cycle while the main character, Marina Ventura, takes a trip through the stages of the water cycle. Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fun-kids-guide-to-water-marina/id551974947?mt=2
  • By clicking on the picture of The Magic School Bus book you can access the full episode titled “Wet All Over” on YouTube. The episode shows Miss Frizzle and her students making their way through the water cycle as water molecules! They experience evaporation, condensation and precipitation. The episode is about 25 minutes long.Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvazZuTqpIcSince the full episode is about 25 minutes long, I also linked a shorter clip (about 4 minutes) that shows the students going through the stages of evaporation and condensation. This clip can be used if it is not possible to show the entire episode.Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaCUyZw4Tjo
  • Sources: http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle-kids-adv.html
  • Sources:http://www.education.noaa.gov/Freshwater/Water_Cycle.htmlhttp://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/gamesandactivies.cfm
  • I created this Water Cycle diagram on Kidspiration. This diagram would be used in an actual lesson by providing students with a visual representation of the steps in the water cycle while the teacher is giving the lesson. Instead of just explaining the parts of the water cycle, students will be able to see how they are all connected and are an actual cycle with no beginning or end, as demonstrated by the arrows. This visual enhances students understanding of the topic by providing them with pictures that they have most likely seen in the past (such as clouds and rain) to go along with the scientific words related to each step in the cycle. This diagram can also be modified to make a formative assessment by eliminating the words of the cycle and having students fill them in. Source: http://www.inspiration.com/Kidspiration/Whats-New
  • Sources: http://www.worksheetplace.com/mf/Label-water-cycle.pdfhttp://www.worksheetplace.com/mf/Mini-Water-Wordsearch.pdfhttp://www.worksheetplace.com/
  • Source: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SMARTBoard-Whiteboard-Water-Cycle-Lesson-Interactive-27347
  • Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/water-cycle-hd/id574353460?mt=8
  • Source for all pictures: Water Cycle HD App on iPad
  • Source: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/models-of-the-water-cycle/
  • Source: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/gallery_np.html
  • Source: http://altavista.babelfish.com/?ptype=ask-a-question
  • Source: http://www.quizinator.com/
  • Source: https://www.planbookedu.com/
  • By simply searching “water cycle” on Pinterest thousands of pins are found on the Water Cycle that link to the original sites. Pinterest is a great source of information and inspiration for both teachers and students. Teachers can utilize Pinterest for activity ideas, worksheets, lesson ideas and bulletin board inspirations related to the Water Cycle. Since my project is geared for kindergarten-third grade, these students would not use Pinterest to research the Water Cycle, but Pinterest would be a great resource for older students to use. Source: http://www.pinterest.com/search/?q=water+cycle