|The car wash|
|The clean creek|
Today we explored where water goes when it enters a storm drain and the impact we have on what flows into these drains. The children experimented with different types of utensils at the water table. The children were able to see how water passes freely through the different openings and how other items can also pass through. We used these utensils to recreate how storm drains work.
We created a creek and watched what happened to the creek when different types of pollutants pass through the storm drain. We also simulated washing cars. The children noted that the soap goes down the drain with the water. "Oh no, are fish will be sick!" commented Sofia. Simone thought we could give the fish medicine to get better. This started a conversation on how difficult it would be to give medicine to all of the fish in all of the creeks!! The children noticed how dirty the water was and that living things would not survive in our polluted creek. Alfie thought we could start picking up garbage when we see it. His comment began our conversation on how we as humans have a responsibility to keep the creeks and streams clean.
|Human graph: What will trap more|
debris: the net or the grate? Tie vote.