The water cycle. 1: Earth, wind and big, black clouds

Diane Louise Jordan has the first of two sessions exploring the water cycle.

1. Earth, wind and big, black clouds

The first of two sessions exploring the water cycle - the way the water on Earth keeps going around and around. The sessions make reference to the way the sun and the clouds cause water droplets to rise into the air to form clouds; how small clouds join together to make heavier rain clouds; the different forms of water that ‘hold’ the rain such as streams, rivers and lakes that eventually flow to the sea; and how the process starts again.

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1: Warm up. In a space, stretching up high then crouching down slow. Striding through the spaces with giant steps. Marching through the puddles, making big splashes by jumping in and landing on bendy knees.

2: Evaporation. Stretching up towards the sun, feeling the warmth on your face. Skipping, jumping or hopscotch movements along straight or curving pathways - celebrating the sunshine and the way it makes us feel.

3: The wind. Sweeping, scooping and scattering actions, travelling like the wind. Repeating a movement phrase.

4: Patting clouds. Moving towards a partner, gently patting and pressing a cloud together. Pairs join with another pair moving in the same way to form a larger cloud.

5: Cool down. Relaxing in a curled up position taking shelter from the rain.

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