On Tuesday 22 February 2018, Julia from ACT visited us at Elim Pre-Primary to teach us about our Earth's water cycle.
Looking at a picture of our world, we learn't that even though it looks like our Earth is full of water, so much of it is in the ocean and we can't drink it because it's too salty. If we water our plants with salty water they would die.
The water we drink is collected from the water cycle when the water that evapates from the ocean, dams and rivers condensates up in the sky and forms clouds. When those water droplets that have collected together cool down, they fall from the clouds as rain onto the ground, rivers and dams where the water is collected and stored for us to use in dams. From the dams it is cleaned and sent through water pipes to our homes and we can use it to drink, wash our dishes and clothes or to water our gardens.
But if we use too much water and forget to turn off our taps, we are wasting our precious clean water and depleting the water stored in our dams. If we are not responsible and do not look after how much water we use, we could eventually have no clean water left and we ALL need water to survive and flourish.
Thank you again to Julia for teaching us so much about our worlds water cycle and the ways that we can carefully use the water that we have so that we don't run out! We had so much fun making our own water cycles at school with plastic zip lock bags and water and with the help of the Sun. We look forward to partnering up with Water Explorer.