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Lesson Plan

Water and rain

Summary: 
Explore how rain and water interact with plants, rocks and sand.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Earth/Space: Water cycle, Water conservation (2)
Earth/Space: Landforms, Erosion (3)
Curriculum connection (2005 science topic): 
Earth and Space Science: Surroundings (grade K)
Earth and Space Science: Air, Water and Soil (grade 2)
Earth and Space Science: Weather (grade 4)
Earth and Space Science: Earth's Crust (grade 7)
Procedure: 

It rains a lot in Vancouver. What happens to it?
Do a series of activities to find out how rain and water interact with plants, and what water does when it lands on the earth and interacts with rocks.

Plant leaves and water:
Water drops on leaves activity.

Plant roots and water:
Plants get their water through their roots. Root shapes activity.
Use cut flowers to show how water moves through a plant - colouring a white flower activity.

Rocks and water:
Rock weathering activity to show how rain and flowing water break rocks down.

Sand and water:
Soil erosion activity using sand, to show how rain and flowing water changes our landscape by wearing down mountains.

Notes: 

This lesson didn't really flow well for K-2 students, though they enjoyed the rock and water actvities.

Grades tested: 
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Site tested: 
General Gordon Elementary Science Club
Lesson plan originally developed and delivered: 

Gordon Elementary Science Club