Friday, October 26, 2012

The Water Cycle

Room 12 4th graders have begun the Students for Salmon environmental science program through Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association. The introduction to this program gives students a solid understanding of water. It's as important to salmon as the air we breathe is to us. We will discuss a watershed soon, but as a quick intro, we covered the the water cycle.

This detailed image from the USGS shows how it works. Go here for a more detailed description.

Here is another, more simple image that shows how the water cycle works:
borrowed from Exploring Nature October 25, 2012

 And finally, here is our example of using Whole Body Learning to help students remember the concept.



  1. I had SO much fun doing that! I think its a great way to remember the water cycle in a funny way.

  2. that video was really funny and education related

  3. I really enjoyed doing that silly dance. It is a good way to learn the water cycle and in a fun way too! Rajveer

  4. I remember when I first realized....we live in the heat pump! Goofy, but I still get goose bumps.

  5. Dear class,
    I remember how fun that and how you can do stuff like that in an educational way!
    From: Gavin

    1. Dear class,Pretty funny because I was basically yelling my head off. I still remember Gavin having his face so red that it looked like a red pepper.
      From, Oscar

  6. I loved doing the dance to remember the water cycle. I think it’s a great way to learn the water cycle. I wish we could learn a fun and educational dance like it again this year.
    Sincerely, Devin

  7. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    I hope we can do something that another time because it was really fun & silly! (:
    Sincerely ,

    1. Dear Ella,
      I thought that was funny and silly too. I hope we can do another crazy dance again.
      From, Dyna


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