Things to do:
It is important to give children something to do while this experiment is going on over a few days. Start by having the children document the beginning, middle and end of the experiment with drawings.
Keep a chart up to mark down what predictions the children make about the experiment and also on what the outcome was.
You can expand this experiment by providing several different bowls of water cycles. Place one bowl in a shady spot where it will not get any sun and exam both bowls to see if there are any differences in the amount of collection and condensation.
You could also place food coloring into the water to find out if it affects the water cycle. Is the vapor colored? Are the droplets of water colored? Is the water that is collected colored? If not, why isn’t it?
Note: This is the last experiment in the Water Cycle series.