Here in Class 4 we are a class of scientists!
We have loved learning all about the water cycle, and the experiments that have come with it.
We have experimented and made our own clouds, our own rain and even had an experiment so we could see evaporation! We each made our own rain clouds, with water and cotton wool, we were all fascinated to see how many drops of water it would take before the water dripped through. The cloud needed to be heavy with water before it fell through, just like in the sky!
The discovering didn’t stop there! We used ice, water and hairspray to make our own clouds! First, we filled a jar full of hot water (With a little help from the adults!) then as quick as we could we sprayed hair spray into the jar before covering it over with a bowl full of ice. We then watched our rain clouds get thicker!
As we are learning all about the water cycle, we have learnt lots of new words like evaporation, condensation and precipitation! We are getting pretty good at remembering these words thanks to our friend Jack Hartmann who has given us two fantastic songs to sing along too on YouTube, to help us remember. With all of these new words it was interesting to see our very own water cycle in a bag, which we did for our last experiment. We used a zip lock bag, drew on a picture of the water cycle and filled it with water then stuck it onto the window. We then kept checking back through the week and were amazed to see some of the water had made it up to the top of the bag…and even disappeared! It had evaporated!
That’s all from class 4, thank you for reading!
P.S Here is the link if you would like to learn a little more about the water cycle, in style!