WATER! Where is it? a flag activity


WATER! Where is it? This fun, engaging activity gets students outside, moving, working together, and thinking about the water cycle and/or local watersheds. It is an excellent way to assess your students’ understanding of these concepts by having them search for water (or evidence of) in the schoolyard and explaining its relationship to the water cycle and/or local watershed.  

Standards Met

NGSS: 4-ESS2-1 Cross-cutting concepts: patterns; cause & effect Scientific practices; constructing explanations; obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information Common core state standards: writing and reporting findings grounded in evidence; speaking and listening; look for and use patterns and structure


  1. 3.5 in x 5.5 in Flag stakes (available at home depot ~$8.00 for 100 pack)
  2. permanent marker