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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th


Science, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

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  • Videos, 2 minutes, 26 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Activity - Classroom

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Water You Up To?

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  • This short animated video follows a water droplet as he and his friends learn about the water cycle.
  • The group travels through the water cycle learning about evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.
  • There are discussion questions and additional links provided below the video.
Teaching Tips


  • This video is an engaging way to learn how water reacts to changes in temperature and the different states of matter it undergoes throughout the water cycle.
  • It is brief and engaging for younger students.

Additional Prerequisites

  • This resource requires access to the Internet.
  • Answers to the questions provided can be accessed by contacting the Green Ninja team. The email is found at the bottom of the landing page.


  • Have students describe what occurs to water during evaporation, condensation, and precipitation and why, following the video.
  • For students familiar with climate change, have them research how climate change is affecting the water cycle.
  • Challenge older students to consider why each stage of the water cycle is important to life on Earth.
  • Use this lesson for a more in-depth look at the water cycle and its importance.
Scientist Notes
This resource provides teachers with a guide to teach students about the water cycle. The resources provided includes framing questions to gauge students understanding of carbon footprints prior to watching a video ~ 3.5 minutes long. The video centers around a group of friends, one of which is a drop of water. Focus questions along with follow-up questions and optional extensions are provided. This video, along with the supporting material is well-sourced and would make a great addition to a classroom discussing the water cycle, and what effects pollution could have on water.

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

  • Science
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • 2-ESS2-3. Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.
    • PS1: Matter and Its Interactions
      • 2-PS1-4. Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.II.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
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