Water Cycle Unit for Special Education Print and Digital


Total Pages 101 pages plus 24 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


Water Cycle unit containing over 100 pages and 24 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This unit on the Water Cycle addresses the stages of the Water Cycle in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material whether precipitation, condensation, or evaporation.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the Water Cycle. This repetition encourages a true understanding of precipitation, condensation, and evaporation.


Finally, many of the Water Cycle activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


✩✩✩This unit now has a complete 12 day lesson plan specific to the Water Cycle.


✩✩✩This unit has digital versions of printable activities. There are 24 google slides and a movie version of the book.


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Water Cycle Unit Includes:

⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 12 days of lesson plans
  • Water Cycle activities in color
  • Water Cycle activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • The Water Cycle book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Water Cycle Activities:


  • Vocabulary board to use while teaching the Water Cycle
  • 10 vocabulary flashcards with cut & paste activities (includes digital version)
  • 5 Cut and paste worksheets on stages of the Water Cycle (includes digital version)
  • 2 Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • 2 Close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessment (3 formats) (includes digital version)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Even when learning about the water cycle, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.