Real Life Water Cycle Study at WES

Life cycle models on display

What better time is there to study the water cycle than during an early winter snowstorm that suddenly drops 18 inches of snow on your community? Third grade students at Watauga Elementary School have been learning about the water cycle this semester. Each student had to complete a project based assessment demonstrating what he/she learned. Mother Nature assisted by making the learning hands on and relevant when winter storm Diego brought precipitation that started as rain and rapidly changed to sleet and snow. The students were very creative in drawing and building models to demonstrate an understanding of how water travels from the Earth to the air and back again in various states of matter. Could there be a future meteorologist among us? Time will tell!