The Life of a Rain Drop
What are raindrops? Where do raindrops come from? What happens to them? Do you know the
answers to these questions? On this webquest, you will learn the process of the water cycle and
understand each step by pretending to be a raindrop.
Now it is time to learn the water cycle. Are you rain drops ready to see where you are headed?
We are going to explore and figure out the mystery of rain drops. We are going to research, fill out a
worksheet, and play games. At the end of the lesson, you will make a poster board on The Water Cycle
with your group.
You will be assigned to groups of 4. Each student will work together to accomplish the
Once you are in your group, go to the following websites:
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/water.html, and The Water Cycle. These two
websites give you some fun facts about water and the cycle of it.
You will go to the next website and listen to a song about the water cycle. Water cycle
On the next website provided, Watercycle Diagram, one student will need to right down
the terms provided at the bottom, so that you can label the activity handout that will be
After reviewing all the websites provided and working on the activity, you will have
learned a lot about the water cycle. As a group, you will create a poster that will
demonstrate the life of a raindrop. Be very creative and colorful.
The teacher will assess each student using the evaluation rubric:
Did not complete
Did not get along
with other group
Very little color
Had some minor
issues, but easily
few errors, lacking
completed with no
and on time.
creative. Less than
3 errors on board.
That is the end of the rain drops journey! Now you know how a raindrop travels through the
water cycle with the help of research and teamwork.