There are many resources available that will tell you how the water cycle works and outline the steps. There are also many diagrams and charts as well as interactive websites or games illustrating the water cycle. This website, however, outlines in a clear and simple way on how you could create a model that would portray the water cycle in action. This experiment will give students the opportunity to see, in person, the water cycle in action. Seeing the different stages can raise discussions in class about what is happening and why. An experiment like this one provides an engaging hands-on activity that promotes learning and understanding, and it is easy and fun to do.
To see the steps on how to make your own mini water cycle, click here.