The Water Cycle!
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The Water Cycle! With 25 Science Projects for Kids

By Anita Yasuda  
Illustrated by Tom Casteel
The Water CycleWith 25 Science Projects for Kids invites kids ages 7 to 11 to take a deep look at the world of water. Combining hands-on activities with history and science, The Water Cycle invites kids to have fun learning about the water cycle, water resources, drinking water and sanitation, water pollution and conservation, water use, water folklore and festivals, and the latest in water technology.  

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School Library Journal Online
“. . .An easy-to-read and understand introduction to water with activities. An additional resource where experiment or project books are needed.”

Praise for previous edition of Water! By Anita Yasuda
Green Teacher Magazine 
“The best thing about Anita Yasuda’s Explore Water! are the hands-on ideas for teachers and students.” 

Skipping Stones 
“Hands-on activities, fun facts, engaging illustrations and silly water jokes create an informative and entertaining book on the importance and value of water. Reluctant readers will find themselves eagerly turning the pages to learn more about water and science.” 

School Library Journal
“It’s impossible to read this book and not turn off the water while you brush your teeth. Children will come away with obscure facts and broad understandings about this vital resource.” 

National Science Teachers Association Recommends 
“Young scientists will enjoy this illustrated lab manual dealing with water. The 25 projects cover many aspects of water study, from historical Rome to making music with water-filled bowls. The book is illustrated by Bryan Stone, whose whimsical artwork will entice young readers.” 

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Detailed Book Description

Drip—Drop—Splash! Water is essential to all forms of life. So let’s learn all about it!

The Water Cycle! With 25 Science Projects for Kids captures kids’ imaginations with a deep look at the world of water. Combining hands-on activities with history and science, The Water Cycle invites kids to have fun learning about the water cycle, water resources, drinking water and sanitation, water pollution and conservation, water use, water folklore and festivals, and the latest in water technology. Entertaining cartoon illustrations and photographs, along with fascinating sidebars, essential questions, links to online resources, and more illuminate the topic and bring it to life.

The Water Cycle! With 25 Science Projects for Kids is part of a set of four Explore Earth Science books that explore the earth, the atmosphere, and everything in between. The other titles in this series are Weather and Climate! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, Natural Disasters! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, and Rocks and Minerals! With 25 Science Projects for Kids.

Try these hands-on science projects!

  • Conduct a salt water experiment
  • Perform a transpiration experiment
  • Design a rain harvester
  • Build a mini xeriscape
Available In:
Paperback, $14.95
Hardcover, $19.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8x10 size | 96 pages
Subject: Science



Introduction: Explore Water 

Water forms
Salt water experiment
Glacier on the move 

Chapter 1: W Is For Water 

Change your state
Who is faster?
Capillary action 

Chapter 2: Water Cycle 

Bell jar terrarium
Transpiration experiment
Water cycle wrist bands 

Chapter 3: Water And Weather 

Meteorologist journal
Hair hydrometer
Snowflake slides

Chapter 4: Water Works 

Archimedes screw
Make a shaduf
Mini water wheel 

Chapter 5: Pollution Decoder 

Water in Rome
Oil Spill experiment
Watershed journey 

Chapter 6: Water Wise 

Off I go
Rain harvester
Mini xeriscape 

Chapter 7: Water Inspired 

Be a mimic
Waterfall sculpture
Water symphony