What’s Up with Water? Friday: World Water Day Site

What’s Up with Water? Friday: World Water Day Site

Our future UN representatives successfully completed their “World Water Day” site projects and presented them to their fellow country representatives. Their ideas were great, and seeing them grow as problem-solvers and innovators throughout this week has been amazing! In just one week, they were able to research, develop, and then present plans that could save countless lives and provide our world with more resources than we thought imaginable.

Check out the link to our “World Water Day” page and take a look at some of the wonderful projects the students put together this week!!!

https://sites.google.com/site/worldwatertest/

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What’s Up with Water? Thursday: Sink or Float?

What’s Up with Water? Thursday: Sink or Float?

What floats and what doesn’t? What if it’s saltwater, or freshwater? Inquiry and imagination lead our “water-ful” scholars today as they set out to answer these questions. Students worked together to come up with rules on floating items in water, then tested their hypotheses using common household items like straws, corks, and bottle caps.

The students quickly began to notice the effect of density, but still had questions. One student asked, “How are boats able to stay afloat if they’re so heavy?” Their observatory skills were put to the test and they stood up to the challenge!

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What’s Up with Water? Wednesday: Solubility

What’s Up with Water? Wednesday: Solubility

Throughout the week, our newfound water enthusiasts have conducted various experiments to help them gain a better understanding of the unique properties of water. Today, they learned the difference between a physical and chemical change.

Students collected data for the heating curve of a solution and later compared their results to the heating curve of pure water. The knowledge they have accumulated has already become applicable to their exploration of solutions to global water issues.  “I never realized so many things naturally reacted with one another,” one student mentioned. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

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What’s Up with Water? Tuesday: Watershed Pollution

What’s Up with Water? Tuesday: Watershed Pollution

Our wonderful water experts began their exploration of watersheds and the effect of pollution on the ocean and marine life. Students worked in pairs to simulate pollution within water systems using food color. They were asked to predict the pollutant’s route and hypothesize how far it would travel: “It’s going to flow in the direction of the largest body of water,” one student hypothesized.

Not only were the students able to build an accurate model of a watershed, but they also applied their new knowledge to form new opinions and inquiries about the wide world of water around them!

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What’s Up with Water? – Water Poverty

What’s Up with Water? – Water Poverty

Today, the students initiated their work as United Nations Scientists. Each student was given a list of water poverty-stricken countries on the United Nations list of least developed nations. The young UN environmental scientists have been tasked with researching one country of their choosing and developing a solution to be presented at the 2017 World Water Day United Nations convention!

At the end of the day, each group was asked to share one thing about the country that they selected. The students loved the idea of being able to research countries based on their personal interests and are ready to get to work solving, “What’s Up With Water?”

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What’s Up with Water? – World Water Day Site

What’s Up with Water? – World Water Day Site

Our future UN representatives successfully completed their “World Water Day” site projects and presented them to their fellow country representatives. Their ideas were great, and seeing them grow as problem-solvers and innovators throughout this week has been amazing! In just one week, they were able to research, develop, and then present plans that could save countless lives and provide our world with more resources than we thought imaginable.

Check out the link to our “World Water Day” page and take a look at some of the wonderful projects the students put together this week!!!

https://sites.google.com/site/worldwatertest/

What’s Up with Water? – Sink or Float

What’s Up with Water? – Sink or Float

What floats and what doesn’t? What if it’s saltwater, or freshwater? Inquiry and imagination lead our “water-ful” scholars today as they set out to answer these questions. Students worked together to come up with rules on floating items in water, then tested their hypotheses using common household items like straws, corks, and bottle caps.

The students quickly began to notice the effect of density, but still had questions. One student asked, “How are boats able to stay afloat if they’re so heavy?” Their observatory skills were put to the test and they stood up to the challenge!

 

What’s Up with Water? – Solubility

What’s Up with Water? – Solubility

Throughout the week, our newfound water enthusiasts have conducted various experiments to help them gain a better understanding of the unique properties of water. Today, they learned the difference between a physical and chemical change.

Students collected data for the heating curve of a solution and later compared their results to the heating curve of pure water. The knowledge they have accumulated has already become applicable to their exploration of solutions to global water issues.  “I never realized so many things naturally reacted with one another,” one student mentioned. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

What’s Up with Water? 6/28

What’s Up with Water? 6/28

Our wonderful water experts began their exploration of watersheds and the effect of pollution on the ocean and marine life. Students worked in pairs to simulate pollution within water systems using food color. They were asked to predict the pollutant’s route and hypothesize how far it would travel: “It’s going to flow in the direction of the largest body of water,” one student hypothesized.

Not only were the students able to build an accurate model of a watershed, but they also applied their new knowledge to form new opinions and inquiries about the wide world of water around them!

What’s Up with Water? – Monday

What’s Up with Water? – Monday

Today, the students initiated their work as United Nations Scientists. Each student was given a list of water poverty-stricken countries on the United Nations list of least developed nations. The young UN environmental scientists have been tasked with researching one country of their choosing and developing a solution to be presented at the 2017 World Water Day United Nations convention!

At the end of the day, each group was asked to share one thing about the country that they selected. The students loved the idea of being able to research countries based on their personal interests and are ready to get to work solving, “What’s Up With Water?”

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