The Water Cycle
earth is a dynamic place; sustaining itself through special processes.
The water cycle is one such process. Students in the 6th grade
have been examining the dynamic nature of our earth. In this
activity students will be asked to translate what they have learned
into scenes from the real-world. They will utilize technology
to help present their understanding in dynamic formats... just as
the earth presents itself dynamically to man-kind.
CYCLE PHOTO STORIES... translating learning to what students see
in the real-world.
will select one of the four photographs below
(different locations around the world) and create their own animated
movie of the water cycle. To start, copy and paste the image you
select into PowerPoint
Use the drawing tools in PowerPoint to label the four components
of the water cycle, listed below, on your picture.
When you have finished labeling your picture you will create a
series of screen-captures to build your own animated movie of
the water cycle, using PhotoStory3. We will go over the
specifics of how to label your picture with the drawing tools
in PowerPoint, take screen-captures, save and import images into
PhotoStory3, and build your water cycle movie. Scroll down
below the pictures and you can view a sample movie made with these
Using PowerPoint to Label Your Picture
Taking Screen-Captures and Saving Using Macromedia Fireworks
simplify this activity; have students use this Water
Cycle PowerPoint Template File. Students can
replace the image in the template with the one they select to
use and shift around the arrows and labels to fit the selected
image. There are a variety of ways students might be able
to use this template to create unique ways of presenting information
about the water cycle.... be creative!
view a sample of a of a water cycle movie made using PowerPoint
(You will need Windows Media Player 10 or higher
installed to view this movie)
COMPONENTS of the WATER CYCLE
of the water cycle movies will be posted here at the end of this
learning activity. Check back soon!
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