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Water takes a journey from the land to the sky and back to the land again. Use our free water cycle word search to introduce or review this science concept with your students.

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Benefits of Using Word Searches with Your Student

Word searches are great for many reasons. They include these brain-building benefits:

  • Word searches are a great way to introduce or review new vocabulary.
  • Word searches help new readers learn to recognize sight words and to sound out phonetic words.
  • Word searches boost spelling skills.
  • Word searches develop pattern recognition as well as word recognition.
  • Word searches are fun and provide students with an engaging puzzle to solve.

What’s Included in This Water Cycle Word Search Printable?

This word search includes sixteen water cycle related words for your students to find. If you are introducing the water cycle for the first time, you may want to ask your student to find some simple definitions for the words.

  • water
  • cycle
  • flow
  • runoff
  • evaporate
  • transpiration
  • condense
  • precipitation
  • rain
  • hail
  • sleet
  • snow
  • clouds
  • lake
  • river
  • sea

The printable file also includes an answer key. (Words are horizontal, vertical, diagonal, forwards, and backwards.)

If you are looking for a more advanced water cycle word find, try this one.

How to Use the Water Cycle Word Search

This word find is simple to use. Just print and go! You can even print the answer key and let students check their own work as they finish.

If desired, you can make the word searches reusable. Simply laminate or put in a plastic sheet protector and give your student a dry erase marker to complete the activity. When your student is finished, she can wipe it off and have it ready for the next student.

Get Your Free Water Cycle Word Game

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Water Cycle Word Search

Learn More About the Water Cycle

If you want to dive deeper into learning about the water cycle, try this Water Cycle Lapbook.

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