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The Water Cycle: Following the Water

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Water that leaves the oceans must eventually return. The animations in the final lesson of the four-part NASA series show the complex path water can take across landforms before returning to the ocean. Approximately one-third of the water that falls on land comes from the ocean—and then eventually returns.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use snapshots from the animations to create a lesson presentation
  • Follow the lesson with a summary of all four lessons in the series to emphasize the completion of the cycle
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should have access to the videos to pause and replay
  • Includes many facts and figures to highlight the complex process of the water cycle
  • Uses actual satellite images to add validity to the information
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