Water Cycle

Thirsty? Have some nice, refreshing water! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will show you how water moves around the world. From lakes and seas, up into the atmosphere, and back down to the ground, you’ll discover what powers this water cycle, and why scientists study it! You’ll also see how surface water gets into the atmosphere and how water vapor condenses to form clouds. How long has the water cycle been going on, and how much time does water spend in each part of it? You’ll get the answers to these questions and more! Plus, Tim will teach you about groundwater--what it is and why we depend so much on it. Drink up!

Water Cycle Lesson Plan: Create Your Own Water Cycle

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 2-6, student use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the water cycle. Students will use hands-on materials to create and observe their own water cycles. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Water Cycle Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about the water cycle. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Water Cycle. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Water Cycle Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about the water cycle.These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Water Cycle topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more.  See more »