Water is amazing! It covers over 70 percent of the earth and makes up over 70 percent of the human body. Beyond it’s importance in our lives, water is fun!
Water can be studied at almost any time of the year. Water lessons easily fit into ocean, winter, weather, and spring units. Learning about evaporation, the states of matter, water tension, water flow, sink or float, etc. gives students opportunities to experiment and use scientific process skills.
Water bottles are a favorite water activity for most kindergartners. Wave, pearl swirl, fountain, and tornado bottles help students learn about water currents, flow, and movement. Check out Steve Spangler for Pearl Swirl Concentrate and both tornado and fountain connectors. The bottle connectors can also be purchased from Amazon. Directions for the wave bottle can be found in our Ocean Thematic Unit.
There are also many great water experiments available to extend your student's learning on youtube. Here is one that I use in my classroom. It is so fun for the students to watch the videos and then try together as a class to replicate the experiments. Sometimes we are successful, other times not. Either way it is a great scientific learning experience.
Here are some books that I love to use to enhance my water thematic unit, with affiliate links.
Make sure that after your water unit, you add some additional science opportunities to your water table. These beads are SO much fun!
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