Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Water Cycle topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Water Cycle
Create your own water cycle! Have partners take a clear plastic container and fill it partway with soil. Then they can plant a seed or a small seedling or plant cutting. Water the plant and then cover the top with plastic wrap or with a clear plastic lid. Put the container in a sunny place and have students observe what happens. They may want to record, draw, or photograph their observations in a chart and measure their plants’ growth. Students should see condensation on the sides of the container.

Pollution and Plants

Remind your students that all living things rely on water in some way. How might water pollution affect living things? As an experiment, give pairs or small groups a small cup of water, a stalk of celery (with leafy tops), and food coloring. Have them add a few drops of food coloring into the water and add the stalk of celery. Students can record their observations on a chart. What might happen to plants if our groundwater got polluted?


Filed as:  K-3, Science, Water Cycle, Weather