Investigation 4: Water Movement on the Planet

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To learn more about the water cycle, visit the following web sites:

Water: A Never Ending Story, University of Washington
This web page is designed for students and teachers. It includes activities about different processes in the water cycle with some background material to help teachers.

Make a Water Cycle Wheel, Illinois EPA
Print out these pages and follow the instructions to make your own water wheel. See how the water moves from the ocean to the air to the land and back again.

Follow a Drip Through the Water Cycle, USGS
Read a story about a drop of water as it goes through the entire water cycle. To help, some of the terms are linked to their definitions in a glossary.

The Water Cycle, EPA
Learn more about how sunshine, evaporation, rain, snow, mountains, rivers and streams, and oceans are all involved in the water cycle processes.

To learn more about groundwater flow, visit the following web sites:

The Groundwater Foundation
Another site designed for both students and teachers.
Groundwater Basics - as a resource for teachers. Topics covered include:

The Groundwater Foundation
Another site designed for both students and teachers.
Kids Corner - as a resource for students. Topics covered include:

Information About Your Drinking Water, EPA
Click on your home state to find out where your water comes from and what's in it.

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AGI/It's About time


AGI's professional development programs for teachers are supported by generous contributions from corporate contributors of the American Geosciences Institute Foundation and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation.