Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pre-K Students in Amy's Class Launch an Inquiry into Pipes

 Where does our water come from? Where does the dirty water go?

A study into bathrooms and pipes was launched when students in Amy's class wondered about a scary looking opening in the wall in the boy's bathroom.   Many of their questions were answered by Mazda and Hank, two members of our custodial staff.
Mazda talks to pre-K students.  Hank is camera shy.

A flusher is  just a different kind of faucet.

The floor is slanted to let the water run down to the drain.
Students connected this idea to the slanted pipe systems they built.
Water runs down.

The hole in the wall is there for plumbers to fix the pipes.  No ghosts in there after all!

And many of their questions are being answered as they explore pipes and faucets with Johanna.

1 comment:

  1. This is so cool! I love the idea of demystifying the bathrooms. --Kemala