The Water Cycle Song

This term our Integrated Studies unit is called ‘Turning on the Waterworks’.

One of our enquiry questions is: Where does our water supply come from?

We will investigate this important question over the next few weeks.

This week we will begin at the beginning: ‘THE WATER CYCLE’

Clever and talented teachers from around the world have made up songs and raps for their students.

We can use our blog to vote for our favourite teaching vid for The Water Cycle.


Can you make up a song to explain The Water Cycle?

Barwon Water will be a valuable site for us to visit.

National Water Week will be celebrated next week. We are encouraged to ‘protect, conserve and get involved’ in appreciating our water supply. The poster competition is an annual event for Australian schools.

Water has 'skin'.

Our science lesson this week will prove to you that water loves itself and actually has a ‘skin’.

Have you ever watched water striders at Lakelands? How do these insects walk over water?

Water Striders from Byron on Vimeo.

Water can be in three states: it can be a liquid, solid or a gas.
Water is made up of molecules. Each molecule looks like Mickey Mouse ears: H2O

Things dissolve in water and become solutions.

Things float and sink in water.

Water turns to ice at 0 degress and boils at 100 degrees.

All living things need water.

Roy G Biv

The  Colours of the rainbow.

red,orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet=Roy G Biv

A rainbow is an arc of spectral colors, usually identified as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, that appears in the sky opposite the sun as a result of the refractive dispersion of sunlight in drops of rain or mist.

Rainbow Song

 Refraction of Light happens when light travels from one transparent medium to another and changes speed.

This causes the light to bend. Look at a pencil in a glass of water.