Bees became professional scientists these days. One windy day they went for the walk outside with the main aim to find water in the closest area. While walk they have found a river, because teacher could not see it very well – they pointed to the sign with its name – Bytomka. “Oh, our teachers know nothing” – Maks stated… 😉
Indeed, we have a small river nearby! Its` name, Bytomka, has the beginning in Bytom, neighbour city, as well as its source. Tens of years ago Bytomka was very polluted, because of industry – coal mines, iron and steel works, metalworks etc. From past twenty years people tried to improve its quality, and it is much better now.
Nowadyas we can see animals close to the river, but no fish. Even these days some people throw rubbish into the river or close to the river bank! Bees were searching both for animals and rubbish…
Children wanted to touch the water of Bytomka, but it was too dangerous to come too close. Teacher Ania took some water into the bucket. Then, children discussed its quality and cleanness. They put water into the bottle for future experiments.
Then – Bees continued their walk by the river. They noticed a sign saying that ‘Throwing rubbish is not allowed”, a bridge to go back, a swan (swimming on the grass instead of water) and fire plug!
In recent days, we have been doing various experiments with water, so the children get a feeling for the water, a lot of interest has woken up among the children, and find our experiments very exciting.
Sink or Swim?
Tornado in a jar .. we used water, dish soap, glitter and jar.
The glitter symbolizes the soil, the water represents the air and the foam of soap is the clouds. When it is swirled in a circular motion, the mini tornado forms!
coloring the earth! first we explored a real globe, looked at all the country´s like poland,slovenia and spain! then we explored the sea an found out that there is more sea than land on our planet!
Clouds in a jar! We used a jar, ice cubes, hairspray and boiling water..
We walked from our school to the beautiful waterfall in Préjano… What a nice walk!! We wanted to discover the natural path of a river and observe first hand a beautiful fall of water.
We could read a lot of information from a big board but one of our collegues’ father explained how water follows its own course and the effects it has. We could see how water dissapears in the underground course and then appears again a little bit further and so many more things! Thank you for your collaboration!
Bees discussed water topic some time ago. Mind map about water was rich in knowledge and ideas. Children talked about the meaning and importance of water for humans and nature…
As children stated that we cannot survive without water, they got the idea of having water bar
(restaurant with different types of water in menu).
Here we play water bar with teacher Ania. Besides suplementing water into their bodies, children practiced polite behavior in the restaurant. Bees used such words as” “Can I have…?”, “Please…” or “Thank you”. They could decide which type of water they want to drink and ask for this.
We are lucky enough to live in a beautiful environment, in which we have the opportunity of bathing in hot springs every day of the year.
But the students do not know the origin and the explanation of this natural phenomenon. Therefore, in the subject of Nature Sciences, the older students have done a small process of research on this fact.
Using different sources of information on the Internet, as well as interviewing some residents of our village, the conclusions drawn are:
– There is a false myth about the origin of the hot springs, believing that its origin is due to a volcano.
– But the real origin of the thermal waters comes from the existence of a geological fault, that due to the movements of earth happened during the Jurassic period and the displacement of limestone rocks, it allows the water to warm up and we can enjoy it at about 50 °C.
The students have developed different Word documents, in which they have collected all the extracted information.
After doing this work, all the students from Arnedillo went to the edge of the pools, where the 5th Year children could explain to the rest of their classmates (the smaller ones) the reason why we have thermal waters in Arnedillo.