Monday, November 19 2018
Even as it gets chilly outside, our downstairs studio friends have been discovering and playing with water regularly. It is one thing to sit in a bathtub with your favorite toys — its another to use a water bin in studio, filled with objects meant for experimenting and pouring. We have been working regularly with water, watching how funnels pour and discovering what makes small boats float. Students enjoy spending time with the water bin, and imagining new objects as boats, and discovering what floats and what sinks. We hope to work further on building boats and portraying the animals that rely on water for their survival: even peeking into the depths of the sea we don’t normally view.
James enjoys watching water run through multiple funnels.
Cleo experiments with how rainwater falls from clouds holding moisture.
Henry, Charlotte and Amelie work together to watch how water moves.
Amelie and Charlotte discover that different cups produce different rainfall patterns.
Henry likes the feeling of cold water on his hands.
Lucy and Wally work on a collaborative pouring system.
Why do boats float? What makes them sink? We will discuss floatation and submersion more in the coming weeks, especially discovering items around the studio with which we can experiment.