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Module: The world Around Us

Unit: Water

Level: KS1

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6. To the Mountains and Back!

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Source: www.drippytheraindrop.com
Media: Web page Audio 
Resources Types: Stories 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story, e.g. He smiled at his friend, Mr Sun.
  • Use prepositions or prepositional phrases to indicate directions, e.g. moving across the sky; coming down
  • Use exclamation marks at the end of sentences to show strong feelings, e.g. Drippy was evaporating!; Yes, sir!

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas with teacher support

http://www.drippytheraindrop.com/DrippysWorldTrialStories/ToMountainsAndBack/Entry.htm

Brief Description:
A story about the life cycle of a raindrop

User Tips:

  • Read the front page to guess what the story is about.
  • Click on 'Enter' to start the story and click on 'Speak text' on each page to listen to the story.
  • For the first reading, go through the whole adventure and find out places that Drippy has been to.
  • Draw students' attention to the usage of prepositions to indicate directions.
  • After reading, students can draft a path where Drippy has been to and find out more about the water cycle.

7. Water Cycle

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Source: DLTK
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths, e.g. The water keeps going around and around.

Reading:

  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas with teacher support

http://www.kidzone.ws/water/index.html

Brief Description:
A web-site about the water cycle

User Tips:

  • Show the specific terms of water cycle using the pictures on the web-site.
  • Students can read further information at home.
  • Students can do worksheets after reading the information.
  • Worksheets 2-4 have some suggested activities, e.g. heat some water in a kettle to find out the process of evaporation, which should be better do at home.
  • The resources can be used for cross-curricular activities.

8. Interactive Water Cycle

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Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Media: Web page Animation 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Classroom Activities , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths, e.g. When the sun comes out and heats the water, it turns into vapor or steam.

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas with teacher support

http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html

Brief Description:

A simple illustration of how water changes from one form to another

User Tips:


Other resources  

Index of Rain Poems
List of nursery rhymes and poems about rain
http://www.mothergoosecaboose.com/rainpoems.html

Water Cycle
A lesson plan on teaching the theme 'Water'
http://www.first-school.ws/activities/science/drippy.htm

River and Coasts
An animation of how water changes from one form to another
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/riversandcoasts/water_cycle/rivers/pg_02_flash.shtml

Water Safety Fun Book
A colouring book about water safety
http://lacoast.gov/new/Data/Ed/Coloring/water_safety.pdf

Air &Water (By PBS Kids)
An animation about where we can find water and how we keep water clean
http://pbskids.org/eekoworld/index.html?load=air_water

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