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The Water Cycle - Now You See It, Now You Don't
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The Water Cycle - Now You See It, Now You Don't

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Short Description: Elementary students learn about the relationship between temperature and condensation.

Topic: Water in the Solar System

Grade Level: K-4

Body: Earth

Mission: Earth Science Missions (Earth)

Science Education Standards:

Benchmarks

By the end of 2nd grade, students should know that:
  • Water can be a liquid or a solid and can go back and forth from one form to the other. If water is turned into ice and then the ice is allowed to melt, the amount of water is the same as it was before freezing. 4B/P2

National Science Education Standards

Grades K-4
PROPERTIES OF OBJECTS AND MATERIALS
Materials can exist in different states-solid, liquid, and gas. Some common materials, such as water, can be changed from one state to another by heating or cooling.

PROPERTIES OF EARTH MATERIALS
Earth materials are solid rocks and soils, water, and the gases of the atmosphere. The varied materials have different physical and chemical properties, which make them useful in different ways, for example, as building materials, as sources of fuel, or for growing the plants we use as food. Earth materials provide many of the resources that humans use.

Source: NASA Aquarius Mission


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