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!


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