The Whole Water Cycle
Answer each of these questions.
How do all of the parts of the water cycle fit together?
What would happen if one part was left out?
You are now going to do an activity that will help you see for yourself
how the water cycle works. You are going to make a terrarium.
Get a small plastic container which can be covered tightly with either a
clear lid or plastic wrap. Put soil in the bottom; put a plant seed in the
soil and water the soil. Cover the terrarium with the lid or plastic wrap
and place in a location where it can get sunshine. Observe what happens
to the water in this closed container and see if you can observe the different
parts of the water cycle. Observe your terrarium for a few weeks. Record
your observations in a science journal. Each day look for the following
What is the seed doing?
On which parts of the terrarium do you see water?
What new is happening in your terrarium today?
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