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Here is the lesson plan for the Water Cycle WebQuest. This page was desinged to provide teachers with an overview of the purpose, objectives, standards addressed, description of the quest, and how students will be assessed in this WebQuest.

Purpose

The Water Cycle webQuest was desinged for students to learn more about the water cycle and the role each part plays. In this quest, students will explore the 4 parts of the water cycle and create a collage at the end of the quest to present to the class.

Rationale

The water cylce is important part of the earth's processes. Students need to know each step, the process it goes through, and how the water cycle is important to the earth.

Learner Description

This WebQuest was designed for 3-5th grade students learning about the water cycle.

Prerequisites

Students that complete this WebQuest need to understand how to use a computer and how to navigate through the internet.

Instructional Objectives

As a result of completing this WebQuest, the learner will be able to:

Standards Addressed

The standards selected for this WebQuest are the Florida Sunshine State Standards. These standards may be found at: http://www.floridastandards.org

The specific standards met through this WebQuest are:

SC.5.E.7.1: "Create a model to explain the parts of the water cycle. Water can be a gas, a liquid, or a solid and can go back and forth from one state to another"

SC.5.E.7.2: "Recognize that the ocean is an integral part of the water cycle and is connected to all of Earth's water resivoirs via evaporation and precipitation."

Subject Matter Description

This WebQuest follows the model developed by Bernie Doge and Tom March.

This Water Cycle WebQuest contains the following sections for students:

Assessment

Students will complete a poster on the Water Cycle with facts and a reflection. This product will be assessed with the rubric which can be found in the evaluation section of the WebQuest.