Objective: Students will be able to describe the water cycle.
- Make a copy of the song, " Water Cycle Boogie ," for each participant.
- Put eight different colored beads, one each of yellow, clear, white, light blue, dark blue, brown, orange and green, and one 15-inch strip of leather into a baggy for each participant.
- Review the tune for "Skip to My Lou" and the song, "Water Cycle Boogie."
- Review tune "Skip to My Lou" with students. Sing a verse.
- Distribute song sheets.
- Say the first line. Invite students to repeat it after you. Follow this pattern for the first verse.
- Sing the first verse of "Water Cycle Boogie."
- Distribute baggies with eight beads and leather strips to students.
- Ask students to take leather strip out of the bag and to hold the longer end.
- Ask students:
Which color goes on first? (yellow)
What does it stand for? (the sun)
- Direct students to put the yellow bead on the leather strap next to the knot.
- Do the second verse in the same manner. Have students repeat each line after you.
Sing the verse. Ask:
Which color goes next? (clear)
What does it stand for? (evaporation)
- Direct students to put the clear bead on the leather strap.
- Continue with the next verse using the same strategy. Colors and meaning include:
light blue: condensation
dark blue: precipitation
- When all the beads are on the leather strap, direct students to put a knot after the last bead.
- Help students to put on their bracelets.
Touch each bead and ask students to tell you what it represents. You say, "Yellow?"
(They respond, "Sun.") Clear? (evaporation) White? (clouds) etc.
- Sing the song from the beginning to the end.
Invite everyone to stand and sing the song and do the macarena. It’s fun!