I Am Water, written by Jean Marzollo, is a book about the many states of water. The story is written in first person with “water” speaking to the child. “Water” explains all the things it can be. “Watch me. I am water.” “I am ice for cooling.” “I am snow for sledding.” There are many colorful illustrations of children playing in the water which would be very eye catching to a young audience.
This book could be used in the instruction of the physical science to young students (target grade K). It teaches that water occurs in different forms (solid, liquids, gas). (SOL K.5.A) By reading this book, the students would be introduced to the topics of matter and water. It would also nicely bridge across subjects if it was used as a reading group book.
The Crayola website provides a coloring book page about water called “water, water everywhere”. This could be used as a center activity.
This site has various videos and activities for teaching solids, liquids, and gases in kid friendly terms.
This site contains introductory and age appropriate activity pages on the water cycle.
Book: I Am Water
Author: Jean Marzollo
Illustrator: Judith Moffatt
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Publication Date: 1996
Grade Range: K-1