Friday, 23 September 2016

Making Our Own Water Cycles

In Topic we have been learning about the water cycle. To emulate the steps of the water cycle, we created our own water cycles in the classroom. You may want to try at home, so here is what you need...

Making Your Own Water Cycle

You will need:
1 large and 1 small bowl
Cling wrap
Tray of ice
Kettle of warm water

Method:
Pour warm water into the large bowl
Put the small bowl inside the large bowl
Cover the large bowl with cling wrap and make sure there are no gaps
Place 2-3 ice cubes in the centre of the cling wrap
Leave for 10 minutes
Remove ice cubes and peel back the cling wrap
Take out the small bowl to show the collected water

Result:
Evaporation: The warm water droplets rise up to the cling wrap, which are the clouds.
Condensation: The water droplets gather near the ice, which is the cool atmosphere.
Precipitation: The water droplets get bigger and heavier, and fall just like rain.
Collection: The water droplets fall into the bowl, which represents land.

Try it out! We hope you have as much fun as we did.