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Field Day Learning Games

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th

Subjects

Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Games

Regional Focus

Global

Water Cycle Game

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Synopsis
  • This game allows students to move water molecules through different locations and states of matter using the processes of the water cycle. 
  • The goal of the game is for students to earn points by getting their water molecules to the "goal zone" using the natural processes on the game cards. The team with the most points wins. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The game is fun, competitive, and easy to navigate.
  • The game can be played individually or in multiplayer mode using the same computer or using virtual web rooms.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with the processes of the water cycle and states of matter.
  • The game is introduced with a short comic that students can click through or skip using the button in the bottom right corner.
  • A tutorial is available at the top of the game selection screen which explains the rules and setup of the game. Students will need to read the speech bubbles at the bottom of the screen during the tutorial.

Differentiation

  • The game is flexible and can be used as individual practice, a partner activity, or a group activity in person or virtually.
  • The water cycle could be connected to climate change in a science classroom by discussing water vapor as a greenhouse gas.
  • This game could be used with older students as a review activity.
  • This resource could be used with this video to introduce the water cycle or this video that connects the water cycle and water pollution.
Scientist Notes
This game provides logical thinking on the interactions and processes within the hydrological cycle. More points are given when the player selects the best options that can balance the cycle. This is recommended for teaching.
Standards

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • MS-ESS2-4. Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
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    • This is a great way for students to explore the concept of the water cycle in a fun, gamified format!
      2 years ago