Playing with water can be a wonderful tool for laying the ground work for future mathematical and scientific learning as well as a fun, hands-on learning experience rich with discovery.
- How water takes the shape of its container
- How water flows down to the earth pulled by gravity
- How water sticks to itself (cohesion)
- How water sticks to other materials (adhesion)
- How air makes bubbles in water and rises to the surface
- How water can turn things into mixtures or solutions
Water Life Cycle
WILL IT SINK OR WILL IT FLOAT?
We gathered items from around the garden, made foil boats, and made hypotheses of what would happen when we put them in a large tub of water.
A lot of the learning comes through meaningful conversations between the teachers and the children that supports scientific inquiry.
Inquiry is a process that includes foundational skills like exploring, wondering, and raising questions, and more sophisticated practices like collecting and recording data and analyzing previous ideas in light of new evidence.
Mama Ashley brought in testing kits so the kids could test their own drinking water to determine its pH!
Flower essences are a wonderful example of this. Essences are made by imprinting the frequency, or vibration of the flower on water.
The kids got to quench their thirst while building watermelon pizzas!