Camp Kawartha

Water Cycle: “What goes around comes around!”

Water is amazing! It is a substance that can travel through air, it can wear away the hardest rock and it gives life to every living thing. With over 2 million lakes and rivers in Canada, we sometimes forget that water is a limited and precious resource. Less than 1/10 of percent of all the water in the world is available as fresh water. In this unique program, kids follow the complete water cycle using drama, games and hands-on exploration.

Season Availability: Fall, Spring

Feel free to contact us about modifying any of our outdoor education programs to suit older or younger students.

Grade 2 : Science Curriculum Links *

Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Air and Water in the Environment

Overall Expectations
2.   investigate the characteristics of air and water and the visible/invisible effects of and changes to air and/or water in the environment;
3.   demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which air and water are used by living things to help them meet their basic needs

Specific Expectations
2.3   investigate, through experimentation, the characteristics of water and its uses
2.4   investigate the stages of the water cycle, including evaporation (e.g., heat water in a kettle), condensation (e.g., collect the water vapour from the kettle on an overturned mirror), precipitation (e.g., allow the water vapour on the overturned mirror to collect, cool, and drop), and collection
2.5   investigate water in the natural environment
2.6   use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including solid, liquid, vapour, evaporation, condensation, and precipitation, in oral and written communication
3.2   identify water as a clear, colourless, odourless, tasteless liquid that exists in three states and that is necessary for the life of most animals and plants
3.3   describe ways in which living things, including humans, depend on air and water
3.4   identify sources of water in the natural and built environment
3.5   identify the three states of water in the environment, give examples of each (e.g., solid – visible as ice, snow, sleet, hail, frost; liquid – visible as rain, dew; gas – visible as fog, water vapour), and show how they fit into the water cycle when the temperature of the surrounding environment changes

* Curriculum links & expectations for this program are based on “The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Science and Technology”