(Shows how the water cycle works- evaporation, condensation, precipitation, collection) Place about an inch of hot water in the bottom of a jar. On the top of the jar place a baggie filled with ice. The baggie acts like a rain cloud, the water at the bottom of the jar is a lake. Kidzone has some coloring sheets for younger kids about the water cycle. Heads up – The web page has some reference to evolution but the coloring sheets don’t.
This week we continued working on Weather in Mikah’s science curriculum. Today, we went back and reviewed cloud formation and types. I decided I want her to do a bit more in that area this upcoming week. Therefore, I searched online for materials about clouds. (We continue to enjoy our curriculum… I like the CM & notebooking approach, and am not a fan of worksheets. However, I want to add a little more structure than open end notebooking “What I learned today.” I also think it’s important to teach data collection at an early age.)
The first resource I found was 3 part cards from Montessori For Everyone. I went ahead and purchased them because its a huge time saver for me! They also have some freebies you might want to check out! Free Downloads from Montessori for Everyone.
I also found a complete weather study unit free from Passport to Knowledge. I am not sure what grade it’s intended for. I am thinking it could be used from elementary – middle school. I love the 2 sheets that show cloud types. The data sheet they have is great for an older child but I wanted a different setup. Therefore, I restructured the sheet for a younger child and have uploaded it for others to use. Download my Cloud Data Sheet.