Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Humidity, and supports the standard of describing the cycling of water through Earth’s systems. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

• How can you tell if it’s humid outside?
• What do you think causes humidity?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

• Read the description on the Humidity topic page.
• Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding.
• Assign one of the following Related Reading articles: “Etc.,” “Did You Know,” or “In Depth” to each student. Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Assign the Humidity Quiz, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

Step 4: EXTEND and DEEPEN

Students express what they learned about humidity while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

• Make-a-Movie: Produce a weather forecast for a summer day. In your forecast, answer these questions: How can you calculate the dew point? Why is this a useful way to measure humidity?
• Make-a-Map: Create a concept map identifying different methods of measuring humidity and how each works.
• Creative Coding: Code a sorting game challenging players to determine whether information describes evaporation, condensation, or precipitation.

More to Explore

Water Cycle Game: Players move water from the ocean to the sky–and then back again in this interactive game.

Related BrainPOP Topics: Deepen understanding of the water cycle with these topics: Water Cycle, Earth’s Atmosphere, and Water.

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Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Filed as:  3-5, 6-8, BrainPOP, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7