Instructional Video

The Water Cycle: Watering the Land

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The oceans contribute 37 trillion tons of water to land masses in the form of rain and snow. The third in a four-part series from NASA show satellite animations highlighting the precipitation on Earth. The videos show the movement of the water as it forms to create precipitation cells.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils create posters showing the concepts learned in each lesson of the series
  • Track a specific weather cell as it moves from the ocean to land
Classroom Considerations
  • Consider allowing individuals to view the animations independently to review them multiple times
  • Includes information throughout the animations describing the movement of the water
  • Provides specific conceptual information to summarize the lesson
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