Below, you’ll find a list of online resources about the water cycle from Wild Earth Lab as well as other websites!
I created this list to serve as a guide for parents, instructors, and older students studying the water cycle using my printable Water Cycle Unit! (And if you haven’t checked it out yet, find it on Etsy or TpT – it’s exactly the water cycle lesson plan that you’re looking for!)
Free Water Cycle Printables:
(click to download PDF)
Water Cycle Background Info:
- U.S. Geological Survey: How Much Water is there on Earth?
- National Geographic: Evaporation
- USGS: What is Evapotranspiration?
- NOAA’s Climate.gov: Rain Shadows in Hawaii
Humans and the Water Cycle & Case Studies:
- NOAA’s Climate.gov: Climate Change Glacier Mass Balance
- University of Maine: Positive Feedback Loops and Climate Change
- NOAA: Coastal Wetlands for Coping with Sea Level Rise
- CU Boulder: Reservoir Evaporation
- USGS: The benefits of permeable pavement
- USGS: Groundwater in the United States
- NPR: Oregon Groundwater Crisis:
The Water Cycle for Kids:
- NASA: Climate cycle overview for kids:
- National Geographic Kids: The Water Cycle
- PBS Kids: Evaporation Station (activities):
- UCAR Center for Science Education: Groundwater & make an aquifer activity
- UCAR Center for Science Education: Clouds