The Water Cycle Science Games

In this series of games, your students will learn about the stages of the water cycle and the factors that drive its processes. The Water Cycle learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts they drive home.

Concepts Covered

The water cycle includes all of the world’s water in all its forms, including liquid, solid (ice), and gas (water vapor). Driven by the sun’s energy and by gravity, water transforms between these states of matter and moves among the atmosphere, land, living things, oceans, and other bodies of water throughout the processes of the water cycle.

Water evaporates from the land and bodies of water and is then transported through the air as water vapor, which condenses to form ice crystals and droplets in clouds. When those particles grow too heavy to stay in the air, they fall as rain, snow, and other forms of precipitation.

Once on the ground, water flows downhill, some returning to rivers and oceans and some percolating into the ground to be transpired by plants and consumed by various forms of life, eventually released back into the stages of the water cycle.

In total, there are eight games in this learning objective, including:

  • The Water Cycler
  • WATER CYCLE
  • Ms. Rose and the Water Cycle!
  • Natural Water Cycle
  • Castle of Sand: The Water Cycle
  • The Water Volley Cycle
  • Water Circle
  • Let’s Ride The Water Cycle

A further preview of each game is below.

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Tags: water cycle, precipitation, condensation, evaporation, sublimation, crystallization, clouds, runoff, watershed, aquifer, water vapor

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