This afternoon we tested 5 water samples for "freshness" (with strips similar to those you use to test your swimming pool). We tested water from the canal, the waterfront, the koi pond, purified water and tap water from school. Children predicted that the canal and waterfront water would be the dirtiest.
Our test strips ranged from a level of 0 to 180 (light green to dark blue), 0 being very fresh and 180 not at all. We discovered that the Georgetown Canal and the Waterfront were the least fresh of our samples, both coming in at 180. The Koi pond, purified water and tap water were all in the 0-10 range in freshness.
We also worked with clay to represent one of our light table canal water drawings. Children used a plexiglass contraption (thank you, Jen!) that lay atop one of their light table drawings. Their challenge was to recreate the drawing using clay.
The rest of our day was spent playing dramatic games outside, including circus animals, Mia, and the Lion King.
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