In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, Virginia schools closed in mid March and will not reopen this school year. Suddenly, parents across Hampton Roads (and the country) find themselves in uncharted territory: homeschooling. Schools are facing the challenge of equipping students with distance learning materials and parents are left sifting through a mountain of resources to piece together a meaningful learning experience for their newly at-home students.
The team behind askHRgreen.org wants to be a source of order in the chaos making some sense of the information overload. Each week, we’ll be sharing an environmental education lesson plan geared for elementary and middle school students based entirely on web-based learning resources. The lesson plans will include informational videos, practical assignments and fun learning extensions like crafts or science experiments. We’re getting started this first week with the water cycle!
Week One: Water Cycle
The water cycle may be a new concept for younger elementary students or a review topic for older students. Either way, the water cycle is a cornerstone of environmental education and a great topic to review with your student! Start by reviewing an engaging video on the topic of the water cycle. Next, complete written assignments or worksheets to reinforce concepts. Finally, bring science alive with a fun craft or science experiment.
- Elementary Students: The Water Cycle | The Dr. Binocs Show
- Middle School Students: Water Cycle | Bill Nye Science Guy
Assignments & Worksheets
- Elementary Students:
- Middle School Students:
Experiments & Activities – all ages, parental supervision may be required