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Activity Overview


One really fun and creative way for students to master the water cycle is to create a narrative! In this activity, students will tell the story of a water droplet going through the water cycle. It is important that students include the role of the Sun and gravity in their narrative storyboards. Students may start their narrative at any point in the water cycle.

You can modify this activity by giving students a copy of the water cycle diagram, or provide them with an edited copy of the example storyboard above that has images or text on it already.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 2-3

Difficulty Level 4 (Difficult / Complex)

Type of Assignment Individual



Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)



Student Instructions

Demonstrate your understanding of the water cycle by creating a narrative storyboard. Tell the story of a water droplet and explain what happens as the droplet moves through the water cycle, including how the water cycle is driven by energy from the Sun and the force of gravity. You can choose which part of the water cycle you want to start with.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Create your narrative in the description boxes. Allow one cell for each step.
  3. Create an illustration for each using appropriate scenes, characters, items, etc.
    • Search "face" for different facial expressions.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.


Rubric

(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)



Water Cycle Narrative
Create a narrative storyboard telling an imaginative story of a water particle at different points in the water cycle.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Vizualisations
All the visualizations are easy to understand and help in telling the story.
Some of the visualizations are easy to understand.
Not many of the visualizations are easy to understand.
Content
The story shows a water particle in all parts of the water cycle.
The story shows a water particle in most parts of the water cycle.
The story shows a water particle in some parts of the water cycle.
Creativity
The work is highly creative. It could be used as an exemplary model.
Creativity is evident.
Creativity is not evident.
Conventions
There are only minor errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, or usage, if any.
There are few errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, or usage.
There are many errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, or usage.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.




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