Water Cycle Teaching Resources and Cooperative Learning Project

The week before break we wrapped up one of my favorite science units—the water cycle.  As with most of my science units, I started off by showing a Study Jams video on my Smart Board.  Then we got into cooperative groups to research the four main parts of the water cycle—evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection.  Each group had one “expert” on each part of the water cycle.  They used our science book as well as various sites I posted on our class website for their research. 

I let each group decide how they wanted to present their findings to the class.  This batch of kiddos can whip up a Keynote or iMovie with all the bells and whistles faster and better than I can.  I guess you’d expect that from them since they’ve had 1:1 technology since first grade.  Still, they never cease to amaze me with their technological as well as collaborative skills.

Here's one of my groups working on a Keynote.

Here's one getting ready to share their iMovie with the class.

This group chose to present their findings using a poster.

The early finishers used these FREE task cards from The Science Penguin.  

TpT Cyber Monday Sale and a New Product

I hope you all had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving break.  I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with my family and doing a little decorating for Christmas.  I even managed to finish a product I’ve been working on for quite some time—my 4th Grade Common Core Math Worksheets for ALL Standards

I will be using these mainly for homework and review, especially when we get into test-prep season. . which will be here before we know it! 

Speaking of test prep, if you use task cards to reinforce and review the math CCSS, you may want to check out my regular and QR code bundles while they're on sale.  They cover many of the 3rd and 4th grade standards, and I have a few more sets in the works.  When you purchase the bundle, you get any future sets for free since I add them to the existing bundle on TpT.  You just have to re-upload the file.:)

My entire store, including my bundles will be discounted 20% Monday and Tuesday.  If you use TpT’s promo code “CYBER” you can get an additional 10% off.  Happy shopping!:)