Water in Nature

By: Marivic Marko, SCS Adopt the Garden Coordinator

What an unexpected delight it was to discover Mrs. Creekbaum’s 3rd grade class conducting a science experiment in the garden!

The students were discovering how water reacts in nature – will it repel or absorb?

Using water droppers and taking detailed notes in their science notebooks, students roamed the garden squeezing water droplets on dried leaves, flowers, rocks, dirt, and even a tree stump. They also tested water droplets on non living things such as the plastic base of the garden umbrellas, a decorative orb, and the cement animal footprints.

After the experiment, Mrs. Creekbaum invited her young scientists to share what they discovered. Many observed that some leaves were repelling water, while the tree stump absorbed water. Lively discussion followed and the students had a fantastic time.

It was a joy to see Mrs. Creekbaum and these young scientists utilize the garden as their outdoor classroom!


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