Olga: Hello All. This week in science we learned about the water cycle. We talked about how the earth is a closed system with all the same water now as it has always had. We talked about how everything loses water, including plants and animals and it goes into the atmosphere and into clouds, which then rain water back down.
We used an electric kettle to make steam which clouded up a piece of plastic and collected water to demonstrate cloud formation. We then built a closed terrarium with some moss to make a closed water system of our own. Hopefully the kids will be able to watch the terrarium steam up and drip down water to the moss and water it, and then repeat the cycle.
The Acorns enjoyed drawing their own clouds and weather systems after the lesson.
Update: water is collecting on the “ceiling” of the terrarium and running down the sides.