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Earth Science 0401

Standard IV-Objective 1: Water Cycles

Standard 4: Students will understand the dynamics of the hydrosphere.
Objective 1: Characterize the water cycle in terms of its reservoirs, water movement among reservoirs and how water has been recycled throughout time.

I Can Statements
a. I can identify oceans, lakes, running water, frozen water, ground water, and atmospheric moisture as the reservoirs of Earth’s water cycle, and graph or chart the relative amounts of water in each.
b. I can describe how the processes of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, surface runoff, ground infiltration and transpiration contribute to the cycling of water through Earth’s reservoirs.
c. I can model the natural purification of water as it moves through the water cycle and compare natural purification to processes used in local sewage treatment plants.

Assessment
Multiple Choice/Essay                        Curriculum Map

Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
Core Tracker
Water
Cycle in a Flask
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Aquifer
Activity
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Water
Cycle Cartoon
X
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Reservoirs in the Water Cycle
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