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.
After studying how important the water is in our lives and observing where we can find it, our kids wanted to discover more. So we experimented the different States of the water: Gas, Solid and Liquid.
We also worked on several terms such as evaporation and condensation, freezing and melting, sublimation and deposition.
So firstly, we observed liquid water into a bucket. We touched it and talked about where we can find it in this way in our environment. Then we put it into the freezer and in few hours we could saw solid water. Again we touched it and talked about where we can find it in this way. After that, we put it outside in the sun, so it turned again into liquid. Finally we put some water in the microwave and we could observe it was gas when one of the pupils put his misted glasses on… We laughed a lot!! hahaha!!
Did you know that 3 parts out of 4 in our world is water? That is what we discovered with a beautiful tale about The Earth.
Five continents surrounded by water … Where can we find it? What is important for? How can we use it? We tried to answer these questions and we also talked about the water cycle…
Finally we made this art… Isn´t it nice? Enjoy it!
Our friend ‘WATER’ has arrived to Spain and we started working with it… First step, mindmaps in order to check what we alredy know and what else we want to know about it.