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a-winter-watertable

On Monday, I brought an ice cube tray to work.   I put small winter animals in the tray and added water.  Yesterday, I took the animal ice cubes and added them to our water table.

To introduce the activity, we played “What Sinks/What Floats”.  I also asked who thought the ice cubes would melt before we went home at the end of the day, and who thought they would melt when we returned to the school the next day.  I made a quick graph on one of our white boards.  In our room, each child has a magnet with their name on it so making a graph is simple and quick and is also interactive for the children.

I then left the ice cubes in the water table for the children to play with throughout the day.  They loved seeing the tiny animals inside.

Before we got dressed to go home, we all gathered around the water table to see if the ice cubes had melted.  They had.  We did a quick review of the graph before going to the coatroom to get ready.  I will leave the animals in the water table for tomorrow.