Heavy water or not?

The children in Lundur were talking about if the water was heavy or not, they thought not. So we decided to do a little experiment and found out the water is a bit heavy ūüôā

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We are not bored with the rain anymore!

It was quite rainy day in Zabrze. Dwarfs really wanted to go outside and were eagerly waiting for the sun.

Preschoolers were observing weather by the window and because nothing has changed they started to think: Why actually it is raining? Why are clouds so dark?

Children and teachers wanted to find some answers to these questions. At first they made experiment introducing formation of rain.

The next step was making picture story ‚ÄěHow is it raining?‚ÄĚ with creative materials.

The pictures were just amazing!

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Reported by: Dwarfs

State of Matter

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!!

Free play and water discoveries by Bees

That was amazing water place for Bees discoveries! Children has visited a water area in Park 12c Рan attraction in Sztolnia Królowa Luiza in Zabrze (link). 

The aim of the visit here was discovering the system of pumps, water channels and locks by children, in interactive way, devoping both their knowledge and social skills.

STATION 1
system of pumps;  going objects round by water flow

STATION 2
water mills

STATION 3
water channels, dykes and locks

STATION 4
facility of moving items, rubbing

STATION 5
playing with water

STATION 6
running and “just fun”

Water is just great!

Water Adventure Lesson with parents (PL)

These days Polish group of Bees had a Water Adventure lesson, which was the last “Learning Community” day within our last eTwinning¬†project “Bunch of eGrapes”. Because it is all about water, we decided to share it with you here, in Erasmus Water Cycle space…

While this learning opoortunity Bees¬†were playing with various water tasks, together with five parents and special job shadowing guest – Alina Wujcik, an eTwinning ambassador from ŇĀ√≥dŇļ, Poland.¬†As previously¬†did, children formed six groups and went for team adventures, supported by a Little Drop of water they met for the first time.

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TASTE OF WATER

There was a special place children could taste the water. Bees had five different tastes of water to recognize – still water, plain water with lemon flavour, apple flavour, strawberry flavour or raspberry one. Bees also clarified their favourite taste. They shared with first opinion about the healthiest type of water – which topic is going to be widely discussed later on.

Water card we used in this task: TASTE OF WATER

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DOES IT GO DOWN?

Children made an experiment with a collection of items to check how they behave when put into the water. Bees used a special observation card to mark the result of observation.

An observation card to download: SINK OR NOT

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WATER SOUNDS

This activity was the great opportunity for stimulation and creativity. Children were trying to discover sounds of instruments which could match with various situations connected with water, like sounds of: river, fountain, waterfall,  raining, storm, sea sound of waves, sink etc.

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ART OF WAVES

So cool to paint on the wall.. Bees could feel like¬†real artists, using blue paint to make an art work while listening to the music in the background…

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DROP SIZE AND EXTENT

This station consisted on two different task in the matter of comparing size and volume.
First, children tried to make an order from the biggest water drop to the smallest or just the other way about.  File with water drop to compare: DIFFERENT WATER SIZE

Then, Bees played with water to fill containers with a “small” amount, “medium” and “big” amount of water. They also used written words and drawings to join the amount with the meaning of words.

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MEASURING WATER

The last station was giving children the opportunity to calculate the amount of water needed to fill the container. Bees used pbs game called “Bubble bath” (http://pbskids.org/peg/games/bubble-bath). They did some counting and had a lot of fun, especially when they chose too much containers to fill the bath of Peg and Cat…

Finally, there came the time to find the treasure of the adventure. of course, it was the WATER. Meantime Bees made a coding task to meet the name of Little Drop who is PELKA, the mascot which will be playing with us in this eTwinning project.

Reported by: Bees