Over the last two weeks, our preschool students had an opportunity to experience the water cycle firsthand. They entered Roxaboxen to see trays with watercolors, paper, and paintbrushes…but no water! Instead, each student had a cube of ice. The students had a great time figuring out how to melt the ice to get water for the paint, exploring different ways to get the paint onto the paper, and watching the paint dry as the water evaporated.
Some observations the students made were:
“The ice moves faster when there’s no paint on the paper.”
“If you touch the ice a lot, it melts.”
“One brush is better at breaking the ice.”
“When water comes out of ice, it’s melting.”
“Look! A big splashy puddle!”
“Where did my ice cube go? It disappeared!” “No, it melted!!”