Research by the river

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… ūüėČ

 

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…

RUBBISH

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ANIMALS

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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.

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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!

Reported by: Bees

‘Thermal Waters’ Research in Arnedillo

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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 ¬įC.

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.

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Water – let`s find it!

The Dwarfs received next task from Pelka the Drop. They had to find water in the kindergarten and its` surroundings.

The youngest preschoolers found water in the bathroom and in the hall very fast.

 

Unfortunately, when children went outside they realized that it isn’t so easy. The weather was sunny and there wasn’t any puddle in the nearby. The Dwarfs were looking for it everywhere (even in the shop!) and finally they found it!

 

It emerged that the water was hiding in the drains, in the watering can, bottles, in the sandpit and in the pot.

Hurray! Let`s go further next time!

Reported by: Dwarfs

Water tanks

The children in Lundur (3-4 years old) have been talking about where the water comes from and they were all sure it comes from a water tank.

We research some water tanks and found these two in our town:

They knew the old one was empty because we had already gone and check it. Some children wanted to go again and some wanted to see the other one. We decided to vote on the matter. We took pictures of both tanks and the children voted by putting a block next to the picture they wanted to see.

The big colourful tank won this voting by 8 points against 2 points.

This tank is a bit far from our school so we had to take the bus to get there. When we got out of the bus we were not sure if we going the right way. One girl said she knew it was right because she could smell the water tank smell. We all took a deep breath and guess what! we could smell it too.

We followed the water tank smell and walked further. After few minutes we saw it! A big beautiful watertank.

     

We knocked on the tank to see if we could find out if it was full with water. but we could not hear anything. The tank was very hard and it is probably empty. But we saw a water pipe that went down the tank. But was empty as well

 

Then we saw a strange lid with some letters on it. The children asked the teacher to help them read it. Is says “VATNSLOKI” which means waterlid. So we wondered if the water goes down the waterlid and through the ground and in the watertank?

When looking at the pictures on the watertank we saw it has water painted on it. The children agreed that this was a picture of the sea but it was strange because it has three different colors of blue and they did not agree if the sea really has so many colours.