This week we wrapped up our unit with the read aloud Water Can Be… by Laura Salas and discussed all the different ways water can be, such as a body of water like a lake or river, a type of weather, or a thirst quencher. We learned how important water is for all living things including animals and plants.
The children were encouraged to use their senses to observe any type of water that they see during the day. We discovered that we have a lot of water around us, whether it came from our sink, in our food at meal times, and even on our windows in the form of condensation!
In the Science Center, the children observed how colored water travels up inside carnations to show how plants drink water up their stem.
Following on from our discovery that salt mixed (dissolved) into water, we also tried mixing water with rice, flour, oil and sugar. We observed that only the sugar dissolved.
Next week we will be starting our new unit on Plants.