Water Cycle Escape Room
Are you looking for a fun way to review the water cycle? This Water Cycle Escape Room has everything you need! Whether teaching remotely or in-person, this classroom escape room is easy to set up and students will have lots of fun reviewing the parts of the water cycle and Earth’s major sources of water.
In this Water Cycle Escape Room students find themselves trapped! The only way to escape is for students to successfully complete six challenges that require them to use critical thinking skills as they review science concepts.
To take a closer look at the escape room activities included, check out the preview images at the top of the page!
What will students learn with this classroom escape room?
Using these escape room activities, students will review important concepts about the water cycle. Topics covered:
- Explain the importance of water for life on Earth.
- Compare sources where water collects after precipitation including rivers, lakes, ponds, oceans, and groundwater.
- Identify the sun as the origin of energy that drives the water cycle.
- Describe the processes of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation as they relate to the water cycle.
- Interpret a model of the water cycle.
What escape room activities are included?
When completing the activities, students will use critical thinking and inference skills. Challenges include activities such as:
- Match important terms to their definitions.
- Identify true facts about the water cycle and calculate numbers related to those facts to create a code.
- Read a passage about the water cycle and use a key to decode hidden information within the passage.
- Use a key to decode words and use the decoded words to label a model of the water cycle.
- Use clues and riddles to determine what water collection point is being described.
- Use a water cycle model to answer questions.
Is a digital version included?
This resource includes two versions of the same escape room. The first version is a PDF escape room that can be completed in a classroom. I like to create centers with each activity and allow students to rotate through the centers. Additional suggestions for how to set up and use the escape room in the classroom are provided with the resource.
The second version is a digital escape room that can be completed in Google Forms. The digital escape room is self-checking so that students can review the answers to their work even when learning remotely.
What standards are covered?
This Water Cycle Escape Room is specifically aligned with the 2018 Virginia SOL 3.7 but also covers most standards related to the parts of the water cycle and Earth’s major sources of water.
Where can I find more science escape rooms?
This escape room is included in my 3rd Grade Science Escape Rooms Bundle for a discounted price!
Don’t miss out!
Students will love completing this Water Cycle Escape Room! Teacher instructions are provided, making it easy to set up and implement whether teaching in-person or virtually.
MORE SCIENCE RESOURCES:
- Water Cycle Unit
- Water Cycle Task Cards
- Water Cycle Jeopardy-Style Game
- 3rd Grade Science Lessons Bundle
- 3rd Grade Science Task Cards Bundle
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