Janelle did a craft project to show all the components of the water cycle which included the sun, water, clouds and rain. We did an experiment making "clouds" with a pot of boiling water on the stove. I boiled the water with the lid on and then opened the lid just a little to let the steam out. Janelle was very excited to see the clouds in the kitchen and still asks if I can make some more clouds.
I wrote a little song to be sung to the tune of Ten Little Indians.
The water goes up that's evaporation
The clouds come together that's condensation
The water falls down that's precipitation
And that's (we clapped on that's) the water cycle
I loved learning about the second day as much as Janelle did. It gave me an appreciation for all that God has put in place for our benefit. The heavens do declare the glory of God.
Here are some of the books that we read. I found them all at the library, but I may purchase some of the ones she really enjoyed as we will be covering this again.
Please let me know if you have any thoughts on teaching the water cycle to children. I'd love some more ideas.