We also used a microwave to show the water cycle. We heated the water (like the sun) and the water evaporated and condensed on the top of the microwave.
We also read one of my favorite childhood books, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. We are working on visualizing as we read so we created this chart with our five senses.
Check out some of their writing below. I found this great freebie at First Grade Fever. I loved this student's idea of Dip 'n Dots raining! How creative!