Water Cycle WebQuest

A WebQuest for 2nd/3rd Grade
Virginia SOL 3.9

Developed by Melissa Warren

Our class is going on a trip through the water cycle.  We  are all going to become drops of water.  We will discover the answers to the following questions.   Why does water change into many forms? What is the water cycle and how does it affect our lives?  Not only will you learn the answers to these questions but you will also become the teacher and teach your classmates what you have learned. You will research, plan, and publish. So lets get started!

The Task 
We will travel through the Water Cycle and investigate each area. Then we will work with a partner to prepare a PowerPoint presentation to show what we have learned about the Water Cycle. You should show the importance of Evaporation, Precipitation, and Condensation. Use the links below to assist you as you learn about the Water Cycle.

The Process                

Be sure and answer the following questions:

  • Explain how the Water Cycle works.
  • Define evaporation.
  • What are the three process that occur to form clouds?
  • What is condensation?
  • List 3 forms of precipitation.
  • Why is the Water Cycle important to life on earth?

  More links:

Students will be evaluated on their participation in the project, the information they present, and their overall performance.  All three phases of water should be included.. Briefly explain how evaporation and condensation play a part in these phases.

More Resources to assist you in learning about the Water Cycle.   

            The Cycle of Water



           Weather - Evaporation

           Evaporation and Condensation




         Drippy the Raindrop-have fun learning about the water cycle!

           How do Snowflakes form?

           All About Snow


Disclaimer: The links here have been scrutinized for their grade and age appropriateness; however, contents of links on the World Wide Web change continuously. It is advisable that teachers review all links before introducing Web Quests  to students.

Water Cycle Graphic: http://www.epa.gov/OGWDW/kids/cycle.html

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