Rain and Ocean Pollution

Teaching scientific concepts to young children poses unique challenges, so in our classroom we use simple vocabulary and fun projects to keep them captivated! Water rotation and its affects on ocean pollution is an ideal introduction to this component of our Environmental Awareness theme, so we talked about where rain comes from and where it goes! With Playdoh, sticks, salt shakers, and blue water, we practiced making it rain on our “land” and then watched as it returned to the “ocean”. We then added trash to our land masses, and observed what happens was the rain pours down on top of it. We talked about how the rain and trash wash into our sewers, and eventually out to the ocean. Hands-on activities such as these reinforce complicated concepts and allow your preschoolers to grasp how rain works!

20140714_10352120140714_10364820140714_103957

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s