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From Here to There


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From Here to There

In this water activity, learners discover ways to move water across the water table. Learners use various tools including squirt bottles, sponges, and turkey basters to move water from one container to another across the water table. Although this activity is written for an indoor setting, this activity can be conducted outside when the weather is warm. This activity is part of the curriculum Explore Water, related to Peep and the Big Wide World, a preschool science series on public television. The activity starts on page 40 of the PDF.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English, Spanish

Materials List (per group of students)


  • cups
  • containers
  • wide-mouth bottle
  • plastic, newspapers, and/or towels to cover the floor
  • water table, pool, or container
  • water
  • water smocks (garbage bags with holes for head and arms work well.)
  • sponges
  • squirt bottles
  • pipettes or eyedroppers
  • water pumps
  • turkey basters

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Technology
  • Physical Sciences
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • About Inquiry
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Invention and Innovation
      • Problem Solving

Informal Categories


  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Transportation

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Source Collection:

  • PEEP and the Big Wide World

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, WGBH, ©2005

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation

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