Today during small group, the children made a river out of tinfoil. After viewing and sketching real rivers, they wanted to explore what would happen when they placed it on a hill and poured water down it. We all used team work to construct the river, and gently carry it outside.
We noticed it was a little windy outside, so the children looked around the playground for something to put in the river to hold it down. They decided to put "rocks" inside it. They used wooden blocks for rocks.
After exploring what happened when pouring the water down our hand made river, we discussed the similarities and differences of real rivers and our river. They noticed that both are surrounded by grass, have water, and rocks. Our river is shiny, but others aren't. Also, our river is different because it ripped.
Teaching Strategies- Science and Technology, Objective 27: Demonstrates knowledge of the Earth's environment.
I hope everyone has a wonderful last day of the week, and a great weekend! -Miss Kubbe