Evaluating on line sources
Topic: The Water Cycle
To learn more about the water cycle and to watch a video on it (teacher and student tool)
This website is an excellent source for both students and teachers. Its contents is aligned with the common core standards as well as academic standards. Scholastics has been around for 90 years delivering books, magazines, and educational programs directly to schools so the website can be considered a reliable source.
What is the water cycle?
Wikipedia is not a reliable source. Anybody is able to edit this website. Millions of people use the internet, you cannot be sure who defined a water cycle and if they are a reliable source or not.
To learn more about the water cycle for adults.
This website was developed by the U.S. Department of the Interior/U.S. Geological Survey. The author is Howard Perlman, the president at Environmental Design Group (LLC). The credentials are clear and the source is therefore reliable.