Educator Resources for Water Cycle Game

The Water Cycle game challenges students to apply their understanding of how water changes form and moves through the environment. The board-game format includes play cards that represent a particular transformation of water, so students can move their own (or the opposing team’s) water pieces towards a goal zone. The objective is to get the most of your own water pieces into the goal zones by the end of the game. The game covers a range of topics including evaporation, groundwater expansion, condensation and precipitation. Playing the Water Cycle game develops students' understanding of events that lead up to the movement of water between different pools or reservoirs. . The game begins with a short comic-strip introduction followed by a quick tutorial of how to play. Students choose between a single- or multi-player game, and determine how many turns they want to take.
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