3rd graders have been learning about the water cycle in science classes. They are just starting to use Google Slides and Google Classroom, so I assigned a project to create an animated slideshow showing what they’ve learned. First we reviewed the phases of the water cycle by visiting the Earthguide animated, interactive illustration website. I then modeled how to create an animated slide of their own in Google Slides. Click here to see the steps that I followed. Both of these links were attached to the assignment in Google Classroom so the students would be able to refer back to them if they needed to. Also in Classroom I attached a blank Google Slide to the assignment and selected “make a copy for each student” so they’d each have a file to work on. Students then followed the same steps to create their own presentation. Click here for Student A sample. Click here for Student B sample.