Learning objects The water cycle for kids

TLF ID M013846

This interactive resource is a pictorial water-cycle diagram accompanied by an explanation. The resource shows an illustration of a landscape with stylised water drops representing changes of state such as precipitation and evaporation. The visual style is designed to be engaging to children. Simplified versions of the diagram can also be selected. A printable version is available via a link to the water cycle diagram for students on the page.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource that supports the year 7 science curriculum particularly the content description in Science Understanding, Earth and space sciences referring to water as an important resource that cycles through the environment. It might also be useful for the content description in year 6 Chemical sciences referring to reversible changes to materials such as melting and freezing.
  • This resource would also be useful for the Water in the world unit of study in year 7 Geographical Knowledge and Understanding, particularly the content descriptions that refer to water as an environmental resource and that connects places as it moves through the environment. The resource supports the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability.
Year level

6; 7

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Geography
  • Science

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: U.S. Geological Survey
  • Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
  • Description: Repository
  • URL: http://www.usgs.gov/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: U.S. Geological Survey
  • Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.usgs.gov/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Unknown
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
  • Text
  • This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) material is in the public domain and may be used without restriction, provided proper credit is given.