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Exploring Vocabulary – The Water Cycle

Question to answer:

  1. What are the four stages of the water cycle? Can you explain how they are related?
  2. Is water a solid, liquid or gas? Can it change state? How do you know?



  1. Highlight any words that are unfamiliar and discuss their meanings (e.g. precipitation, vapour, everlasting). Can you create your own glossary? Use a dictionary to help you. If you don’t have one, ask an adult or make a good guess.
  2. Can you explain in your own words the difference between a solid, liquid and gas? Can you think of everyday examples for each?
   Question Time

1.      How many balloons do you think are taking part in the race?

2.      What do the crews have to do to win the race?

3.      What does the winner receive?

4.      What obstacles might they encounter along the way?

5.      How many of the crews will make it around the world?

6.      How do you think the crews would prepare for such a journey?

7.       What are the most dangerous things that they might encounter?