ED271 Water Cycle

Diorama of the Water Cycle

Materials needed:

-One shoebox              -Pipe cleaners
-Clay                          -Cotton balls (of different colors)
-Construction paper     -Yarn
-Sticky labels 
-Internet to access class website

Sample Diorama: 
This is just an idea to help you get started. 



Step 1: Gather all the materials you and your partner need to create the different processes of the water cycle.

Step 2:  Decide which person will do the following:

  • transpiration
  • condensation
  • evaporation
  • collection
  • precipitation
  • the sun, hills or mountains, trees and ocean.
  • Use the materials to show how these processes work.

Step 3: Take the shoe box and glue a the piece of baby blue construction paper to the bottom of the box.

Step 4: Using the clay, markers, and any other material of your choice, begin making the pieces in the diorama. 

*You do not have to use clay, you may also use the construction paper, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, and other materials you choose.

Step 5: After creating your pieces, work with  your partner and label the different processes of the water cycle. Make sure to label them in the correct order. 

Step 6: Once you have created your diorama with your partner talk about how you want to present your diorama and your answers to the class.

Step 7: Wait for your turn to present, and present when called.