Water, Water Everywhere Reading

For the reading

  1. Box and summarize

For the questions 

  1. Identify what type of question it is
    1. Right There Questions: Literal questions whose answers can be found in the text. Often the words used in the question are the same words found in the text.
    2. Think and Search Questions: Answers are gathered from several parts of the text and put together to make meaning.
    3. Author and You: These questions are based on information provided in the text but the student is required to relate it to their own experience. Although the answer does not lie directly in the text, the student must have read it in order to answer the question.
    4. On My Own: These questions do not require the student to have read the passage but he/she must use their background or prior knowledge to answer the question.
  2. Write what paragraph you found the answer in
  3. Highlight the answer in the reading


My Life as a Drip Story

  • In this activity, you’ll imagine that you’re a drop of water, and write a short story about your life.
  • Make sure it takes at least 5 places and processes to get from your beginning to your ending. 
    • Describe the process that moves the water from one place to another.
    • i.e The sun heated me up and I evaporated from a liquid into a gas.  I then floated into the atmosphere.
  • Use at least 5 vocab words
    • Water
    • Solid, Liquid, Gas (Vapor)
    • evaporate (evaporation)
    • condense(condensation)
    • Sun
    • Gaining or losing energy
    • Precipitation
    • Freezing or melting
    • Infiltration
    • groundwater
    • Run-off
    • Atmosphere
    • Transpiration
    • Ocean
    • Plant uptake
  • Create a picture showing the path of your water droplet.  Color, number the steps, label the place and process, and add arrows to show the direction of movement for your water drop. 

Water Cycle Poster

Create a water cycle poster color and label

  1. Ice and snow
  2. Precipitation
  3. Infiltration
  4. Freshwater
  5. Evaporation
  6. Plant uptake
  7. Surface runoff
  8. Atmosphere
  9. Condensation
  10. Transpiration
  11. Oceans
  12. Groundwater
  13. Sun


Penguin House

Remember this report and finished project count as the quiz grade for this unit.  You need to construct a “penguin house” to help keep your ice cube penguin cold.  (In other words you want to try to keep the ice cube from melting while a light is being shined on it.)

Parameters (rules and requirements)

  • You can use any safe materials from home.  You need permission from your parents to use the materials and do not expect them to buy anything for you.
  • You cannot use anything professionally made like a part of a cut up lunch box.
  • The final “house” cannot be ANY BIGGER THAN 3 inches by 5 inches by 3 inches.  (You can use a 3 x5 card to measure if you don’t have a ruler.)  Your house can be smaller than this.
  • You need to test your material choices and design on your own at home using ice cubes.
  • Your family can help you, but the “house” must be designed and built by you.
  • Your house must have a door to get the penguin ice cube into the house


A day Mon 12/18

Report on prototype and test of prototype given to the class

B day Tues 12/19

Report on prototype and test of prototype given to the class


A day Wed 12/20

Final “penguin house” and this completed reporting sheet must be brought to class

 B day Thurs 12/21

Final “penguin house” and this completed reporting sheet must be brought to class