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A tree's water cycle

Illustration of tree roots growing downward through layers in the soil.
Illustration of tree roots growing downward through layers in the soil.
Take a journey as water molecules moving throughout the tree water cycle.

Grades K - 8
Biology/Ecology • Hydrology • SoilScience/Pedology
Activity • Lesson Plan


Educational Objectives

By the end of this activity, students will be able to:

  • Describe the main parts of the water cycle in and around a tree.
  • Become familiar with proportions of water in each part of the cycle, depending on seasons and location.

Audience
K-12


Observatory: Sierra CZO

Author(s): Southern Sierra CZO

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Details for this Resource

In this activity designed for K-6th graders, students will focus on a specific part of the water cycle called evapotranspiration. Students will take a journey as a water molecule moving throughout the tree’s water cycle. Students will learn the main parts of the water cycle in and around a tree and become familiar with proportions of water in each part of the cycle.