Cycles


  • Visit a Vernal Pool

    Kiana, Kaya, and Kalea visit a vernal pool, a temporary pond that forms in some places in the spring after the snow melts, in this video from PLUM LANDING. They make observations and record data, such as the height of the water and the kinds of animals that live in the pond. In the fall, they return to the pond and document how the vernal pool changed over time. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Evaporation Station

    Three sisters paint with water outside on a sunny day and experiment to see how sunlight and shade affect how their water paintings evaporate, in this video from PLUM LANDING. They also compare how the water evaporates on different surfaces and what happens when water evaporates inside a sealed plastic bag. They talk about where the water goes after it evaporates. 

    Grades: 1-4
  • Earth to Blorb: Water!

    Learn about the water cycle and the age of Earth's water supply (it's really old!), in this video from PLUM LANDING. As Plum explains in this video postcard, there is no new water being made on the Earth—water is constantly reused through the water cycle—meaning that the water that we drink is the same water dinosaurs drank millions of years ago.  

    Grades: 1-4

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