Monday, January 23, 2012

The Water Cycle with Ms. Frizzle

The Magic School Bus Books with their main character Ms. Frizzle are very popular with kids.

The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks would be a great help in teaching the water cycle.

The children only need to read the first 19 pages of the book to learn about the water cycle. The rest of the book teaches about waterworks and reservoirs and how communities get their water to our homes and buildings.

The authors do a wonderful job explaining the water cycle process.

If you want to extend the learning further with older children, I would suggest also bringing in 4 important vocabulary words (evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection). The authors do use "evaporates" and "evaporating" in the story.

I have a handout with a (color, cut, paste) diagram of the water cycle that uses the 4 vocabulary terms to help students learn the vocabulary. You can download a free copy on my website. Click the link below then go to Free Worksheets.


Another good Magic School Bus Book about the Water Cycle is The Magic School Bus Wet All Over.

Have fun learning about the water cycle!

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