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Go with the Flow

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    American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Go with the Flow

Learners draw comic-style pictures to show the water cycle. From a starting picture, one learner draws what happens to the water in the next panel, then passes the comic strip to another learner. Subsequent learners continue to draw pictures showing where water goes following what happens in the previous picture. Use this as an assessment or review activity after study of the water cycle. When learners set up a free account at Kinetic City, they can answer bonus questions at the end of the activity as a quick assessment. As a larger assessment, learners can complete the Smart Attack game after they've completed several activities.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
      • Atmosphere
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes assesments for student learning

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science


  • All Rights Reserved, American Association for the Advancement of Science, ©2009

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation


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