Solid, liquid, and gas
One of the most pervasive cycles in our lives is the water cycle. This 14 minute long video by Andre Zdravic shows all phases of the water cycle in beautiful detail accompanied by natural water sounds. In this activity students are asked to write and deliver a narration for the video.
To Do and Notice
Watch the video.
Choose a section of the video and write a narration for it.
The bottom of this page contains the timings for each scene in the water cycle video.
When the video plays again deliver your narration.
Notice how the phase changes of water appear in nature.
Mention the phase change that occurs in each scene.
What's Going On?
The video begins with the emission of water from volcanic rocks in Iceland. It then proceeds to illustrate the parts of the water cycle that are visible on the surface of the earth. It ends with a view of the sun through veils of steam created when lava flows into the ocean showing the two power sources that drive the water cycle: radiation from the sun and heat flow from inside the earth.
This activity combines science, writing and public speaking and thus is an excellent example of integrating science with other disciplines. It provides an interesting way to get students who are interested in film or video careers involved in science.
Edited master video Log
CHAPTER Start Time Code
Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty
16 October 2000