What is Water?
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Recommended Age: Preschool and Early Elementary
What is water?
What is the shape of water?
What You Need
- Many clear plastic or glass containers that hold about the same amount of water
What You Do
- Pour water into one of the containers. Can you see the water? What shape
is the water? What color is the water? How does the water smell?
- Pour water into the rest of the containers.
What Is Happening
We can see that water is wet, it doesn't have any real color, and it doesn't have any real smell to it. And, we have different shapes and sizes of containers. Water doesn't have any shape of its own. It will fill up and take on the shape of whatever co
ntainer it goes into.
Think some more about water. It is the most common substance on our
planet. Every living thing and animal or creature needs water in order to
live. Water comes onto our earth in the form of rain, sleet, snow, and
hail. Water moves around our earth by
way of rivers, streams and creeks, ponds, oceans, lakes. Water also sinks
into the earth and is what we call ground water.
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