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Evaporation

Which side will evaporate first: sun
or shade?
Bela watched his painting
disappear.
"Mine isn't evaporating."

Simon: "Evaporation is about the
water cycle." 

We combined with the Wind Group on Wednesday to learn about evaporation.  The children painted outside with water. They were amazed that their artwork would disappear before their eyes!

Before we began the activity, the children predicted if the water would evaporate faster in the sun or the shade.  Three children chose the shade and four children chose the sunny side.  After lunch we checked on our water paintings.  The paintings on the sunny side were gone. The children concluded that the sun had a part in the water evaporating.  We will continue to explore the water cycle.

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