During our first meeting on 9/24/13 the Kinder River Spies used movement to simulate water molecules in different states of matter (solid, liquid, gas), modeled the water cycle, and discussed fresh water scarcity. We also took a brief tour around the perimeter of the schoolyard to locate sources of water and discuss the water's path.
|The Kinder River Spies: Aarav, Maya, Elena, Sasha, and Fin|
On the same day, the 1st/2nd Grade River Spies explored the concept of density. We played a guessing game "Will it Float?" using water balloons filled with warm and cold water. Later, the River Spies will expand this concept of density when we monitor water temperature at Amazon Creek. The group decided that this Fall they will focus on assessing water quality through aquatic macroinvertebrate surveys.
|A portion of our 1st/2nd Grade group: Nora, Greta, Julia, Jayling, Jocelyn, Andre, and Lena|