Water Cycle Project Directions: You can demonstrate your understanding of the Water Cycle in one of the following ways: A poster A 3-D model An illustrated story book Another option not listed here that I approve. Grading Criteria: Your project must include the following: It should be colorful, well organized, and clean without marks and cross-outs. Include a title and a proper heading. Include the sun, clouds, precipitation and a river. Include correctly placed labeled arrows connecting the following words in a cycle: o evaporation, transpiration, water vapor, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and groundwater. o Use p. 33 in the Earth’s Waters book and p. 61 in the Weather and Climate book to help you. (Don’t forget to include a separate arrow and definition for transpiration.) Definitions of the following words: o evaporation, transpiration, water vapor, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and groundwater. o NOTE: Use the definitions from the back of the book or front cover of your packet. Don’t copy the explanations from page 33 or 61. Include labeled drawings or models and definitions of the following underground layers/zones that determine where water exists below Earth’s surface: o water table, saturated zone, unsaturated zone, permeable layer, and impermeable layer. Use pages 22, 68, 69, 73 in the Earth’s Waters book to help you. On a separate sheet of paper or on the back of your project, write a paragraph that describes the relationship between the warming of the Earth by the sun and the water cycle on and above the Earth’s surface. o Your paragraph should include an accurate and detailed description of the relationship between the warming of the Earth by the sun and the water cycle on and above the Earth’s surface in your own words. o Use the following words in your paragraph: evaporation, water vapor, warm air rises, cooling, condensation, and clouds or cloud formation.