The Sun and the Water Cycle – Day 1

Coastal Weather

Learning Target: I can explain how the Sun and the ocean interact in the water cycle.

Think about these questions today as we review what we know about the Sun, moon, and Earth:

  • How does the Sun affect the water in the ocean?
  • How does the Sun create wind?
  • How does the Sun affect weather in coastal areas?
  • How do the ocean and Sun interact in the water cycle?


  • accumulation
  • run off
  • water vapor
  • fresh water
  • salt water


  • Water Cycle Song (English)  (Spanish)
  • Students in small groups create body movements to go with the song.



  • Students work with a partner to discuss their learning.
  • Students record notes in their Science Journals


  • Class Participation
  • Science Journals

Interesting Weather Videos:

Sea Breeze

Land Breeze

Sea Breeze Land Breeze