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:
- Where does most of the water that evaporates in the water cycle come from?
- How does water get into the oceans?
- 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?
- Why is it more humid in coastal areas?
- Why is there more precipitation in coastal areas?
- Does the Earth have more or less water now than 1,000 years ago? Explain.
- ground water
- run off
- water vapor
- fresh water
- salt water
- Activity: Water Cycle Model
- Students draw model and label in Journals:
- Heat Source = Sun
- Main Water Source = Oceans
- Solid Water = Snow
- Run Off = Accumulation of water back into oceans
- Students write explanation of the water cycle next to their drawing in journals.
- Turn and Talk.
- Share out.
- Class Participation
- Science Journals