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Water Pollution and Water Quality for the Young Child
Students will be able to ...
- Be aware of how everyday activities can contaminate water.
- Appreciate, respect, and nurture the earth's natural resource of water, especially nice, clean water.
This science lesson, in a developmentally appropriate mode, introduces young students to water pollution and water quality using a non-threatening method. This lesson aims to gently foster young students' awareness of water pollution and water quality, as well as expose them to some vocabulary that surrounds these subjects.
- Sustainable Water Challenge
Massachusetts Early Childhood Education Standards
- Framework 1.1 Water, Rocks & Soil pg. 84 (Earth and Science)
- Framework 4.1 Vocabulary and Concept Development pg. 66 (Language)
- Water table
- Dishwashing liquid
- Clear container
- Rubber duckies and some other water play accessories of your choice - enough for all the children
- A quality story book depicting water and ducks (Suggestions: Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri; In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming; The Story About Ping by Marjorie flack and Kurt Wiese; Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey; The Friendly Duck by Gina Ingoglia)
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