MaterialsBig room or space for practice (gym, empty classroom, outside area)
ActivitiesRoles needed: plants, sun, water molecules, landform (mountain)
1. Using chart paper, students and teacher will draw out the steps of a water cycle together.
2. Randomly split class into three groups of 8-9 students.
3. Need 3 plants, 1 sun, and 4 or 5 water molecules. Students need create a dance movement for their part.
4. Develop transition moves for water molecules in the cycle.
Step 1: Water in a pond or lake (collection) to water vapor (evaporation) and water from plant leaves evaporating (transpiration)
Step 2: Water vapor rising to form a cloud (condensation)
Step 3: Cloud too heavy and water molecules falling back to ground (precipitation)
Step 4: Water running down the ground (run-off) back to the lake
5. Repeat steps 1-4