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"Water Wonders", Project Learning Tree Pre K-8 Guide, Seventh Edition, page 142, Activity #44

Overview

The water cycle is the system by which Earth's fixed amount of water is collected, purified, and distributed f rom the environment to living things and back to the environment.  Plants play a large part in the cycle by absorbing water with their roots and transpiring it as vapor through their leaves.  This activity will introduce students to the various steps of the water cycle and to the various paths water can take.  They will also make connections between the water cycle and all living things.

Objectives

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