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Water Watch

In this worksheet, students will consider the different forms of water that they have encountered and how they can be changed into each other.

'Water Watch' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  States of Matter

Curriculum subtopic:  Water Cycle: Evaporation and Condensation

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Did you know that your body is about 70% water? That's about three-quarters of you!

 

Water is a really important substance and, of course, you come across it every day. Sometimes it's as the liquid you're used to, but not always. It might be ice, snow, hail, cloud, steam and so on - they're all made of water, but it's been changed.

 

Water Ice Cloud

 

In this worksheet use your knowledge to help you to decide what has happened to the water.

When water falls from the clouds it can be in different types.

Tick the ones you think are types of water.

rain

soot

smoke

snow

hail

carbon dioxide

sleet

Snowman

 

What is a snowman made from?

water that has melted

water that has frozen

ice that has melted

Snowman

 

When the sun shines on the snowman what happens to it?

it comes alive

it freezes

it melts

When a bowl of water is placed in the freezer, what happens to it?

it turns to steam

it turns to ice

it turns to snow

If you take an ice cube out of a freezer and put it on to a kitchen surface what will happen to it?

it will stay the same

it will float

it will melt

When you have a shower what happens to the window in the bathroom?

it breaks

it steams up

it gets cold

After your shower, what has the steam on the cold window turned into?

water

ice

snow

  • Question 1

When water falls from the clouds it can be in different types.

Tick the ones you think are types of water.

CORRECT ANSWER
rain
snow
hail
sleet
EDDIE SAYS
Water comes from clouds as rain but, if it's cold enough, it can be in the form of snow or hail or sleet. These are icy types of water.
  • Question 2

Snowman

 

What is a snowman made from?

CORRECT ANSWER
water that has frozen
EDDIE SAYS
This needs some thinking about! Snow is water that has been turned to little crystals of ice - that means it's been frozen.
  • Question 3

Snowman

 

When the sun shines on the snowman what happens to it?

CORRECT ANSWER
it melts
EDDIE SAYS
The sun warms the snow up - it's made of frozen water, so when it gets hot enough the snow melts and that's the end of your snowman. Sad!
  • Question 4

When a bowl of water is placed in the freezer, what happens to it?

CORRECT ANSWER
it turns to ice
EDDIE SAYS
The freezer is cold enough to cool the water down and turn it into ice. Freezers are at about minus 20C so quite cold enough to freeze the water solid.
  • Question 5

If you take an ice cube out of a freezer and put it on to a kitchen surface what will happen to it?

CORRECT ANSWER
it will melt
EDDIE SAYS
As the ice cube warms up it slowly changes into liquid water - that means it melts into water.
  • Question 6

When you have a shower what happens to the window in the bathroom?

CORRECT ANSWER
it steams up
EDDIE SAYS
The hot water from the shower produces steam in the room. When this touches the cold window it cools down. This means that it changes into droplets of water we call CONDENSATION. We say that the window has "steamed up" but that's not really very scientific - it's actually "condensed up"!
  • Question 7

After your shower, what has the steam on the cold window turned into?

CORRECT ANSWER
water
EDDIE SAYS
The steam turned to cold water when it touched the cold window. The window took its heat away and left droplets of water behind called CONDENSATION.
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