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Grade 6-8

Cycles of Our World: The Water Cycle

by Payton M. | Science

5 Lessons 25:17
  1. 1. Intro 4:03
  2. 2. Biogeochemical cycles vs energy flow 2:57
  3. 3. Evaporation and Condensation 4:23
  4. 4. Precipitation and runoff 3:59
  5. 5. Water cycle model 9:55

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"“Speed Run” through the phases of the matter that a single water droplet experiences on its way through nature’s most essential biogeochemical cycle. Put water’s importance to all earthly life in context by exploring the droplet's technique and process.

Via your favorite types of Youtube videos, travel through the cycles of the world. Learn processes from cellular respiration to water purification."


Interactive Gaming Model

Course overview



Students will be introduced to the framing device, and reminded of water’s importance.


Biogeochemical cycles vs energy flow

Students will learn what distinguishes a biogeochemical cycle from the flow of energy in an ecosystem.


Evaporation and Condensation

Students will learn about evaporation and condensation


Precipitation and runoff

Students will learn about precipitation and runoff.


Water cycle model

Students will create a model of the water cycle which rotates to obscure all but one phase, so they can practice memorizing the order

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  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Cycles
  • Water
  • Water Cycle

Recommended Materials

Colored pencils, cardstock, a push pin (preferably with a backing), paper, scissors


Payton is a composer and orchestrator who recently graduated with High Honors in music from Wesleyan University. His passion for environmental advocacy, education, and activism is spurred by a love of nature and burning hate for climate change denialism.

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