Explore the movement of water, and engage in sensory experiences through water play.
The Big Idea: Water has many different attributes, purposes, and stages, all of which are essential in our daily world and life. Whether it occurs naturally or is helped along with things made by humans, water moves in a variety of ways and helps us investigate scientific concepts.
1 option available, appropriate for K – 3
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP VIDEO RENTAL ($100): You will have 2-week access to a playlist of videos, and you can break up our instructional and educational videos however you please. Videos may be shown or streamed only to classrooms at one school or site only.
Video package includes:
- Three recorded activities
- Discover tools that can effectively move water from one place to another.
- Explore movement of water through a coffee filter.
- Experiment with items to find out if they sink or float.
- Two recorded informational videos
- Explore the aquatic habitat of the Museum’s Turtle Rock exhibit.
- Explore scientific properties of water in the Museum’s Water Works exhibit.
- One recorded story time
- Activity instructions provided in English and Spanish to support learning at school and at home
Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards
1.C Use language to convey information and ideas.
6.D Compare quantities using appropriate vocabulary terms.
11.A Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
13.A Understand rules to follow when investigating and exploring.
25.A Investigate, begin to appreciate, and participate in the arts.
Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.RL.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.RL.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.Math.K.MD.1 Describe and compare measurable attributes.
CCSS.MATH.K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
Next Generation Science Standards
2-PS1-2 Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
2-ESS2-2 Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.
K-2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
K-2-ETS1-2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
K-2-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.