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… 😉

 

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

PELKA – Little drop from Poland

Little drop Pelka fell down from clouds today, straight to “Skrzaty” (“Dwarfs”) – the youngest group in the kindergarten.

She gave children few tasks to perform. The first task was about finding Pelka`s picture.

The next step of this adventure was to copy Pelka`s shape with the use of different materials: feathers, bricks, pompoms, creative materials and even children.

Little drop Pelka became an inspiration for kids` sharing with what they already know about water… And of course the question: What we would like to know about water?

Reported by: Dwarfs

“Zuchy” are discovering the topic of water

Last days the group of 5-6 year-olds called “Zuchy” started their discovery in a topic of WATER. They made a brainstorming session about the water itself, places where we can find it and its purpose.

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That was indeed quite “stormy” brainstorming session;) In one of kids` statements it was said that our Planet Earth consists of lots of water, that is why  Earth is seen in green and brown colours from Space.

The first thing children wanted to do within this water project (which is the FIRST eTwinning project in this group) was… Planet Earth! Children used salt, flour and water (exactly the same amount of each substance), added some food pigments, made a paste of that and painted a paper shape of Earth. Then, they put their work into microwave to get… amazing shapes and texture.

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Reported by: Zuchy