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Understanding the water cycle

  • Age group:
    Students ages 6 and 7
  • When:
    April and May
  • Time required:
    8 hours and 15 minutes

Area of learning:

  • Environment and consumption

Financial and cooperative skills

  • Differentiating between competition and cooperation
  • Learning how to work as a team
  • Responsible consumption

Competencies

For students ages 6 to 7

Students learn about the water cycle and how their actions have an impact on the environment. They participate in 2 activities to learn about protecting the environment: an awareness campaign and a cleanup activity. Then, they evaluate their commitment during the cleanup phase.

Disciplines Competencies Learning progression
English Read a variety of genres Identifying text characteristics that focus on choice of words, images and sounds:
  • Slogans
  • Advertisements
Science and technology-The Earth and Space Communicating using science and technology vocabulary Describing precipitation (rain, snow, hail, etc.) and the primary steps of the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, precipitation, etc.)
Visual arts Creating artistic media works
  • Choosing an idea based on message and target audience
  • Sketching the idea

Non-disciplinary competencies

  • Using information
  • Cooperation

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