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The water cycle

This activity, created for use by teachers and/or Environment Agency STEM Ambassadors with the help of a teacher, provides the opportunity for pupils to learn about the water cycle. Pupils are introduced to the water cycle by asking them to discuss and think about whether they are drinking the same water as the dinosaurs did, and then think about the concept of recycling. Pupils then work collaboratively to create a model of the water cycle. This can then be used to get pupils to name and explain the science behind the processes involved. 

The resource includes guidance for teachers and Environment Agency STEM Ambassadors along with a presentation.

This activity is part of a series of resources created by the Environment Agency to teach primary pupils about the importance of water in society and highlight their work. Further resources in this series, including materials for a water working wall, can be found here.


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