What's happening in the Science Lab?
After covering 5th grade standard:
5-ESS2-2. Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.
The following week students returned to the Science Lab & built mini-models or representations of Aquifers using rocks, sand, and water to represent one of the locations in which fresh water is deposited after rain. Students learned that most of the rain water ends up in rivers, lakes, glaciers, etc. but the small amount that does not ends up “underground” and can actually be pumped out by drilling wells and can serve as “fresh water.” In the Science Lab, the tools that students used were metal spoons to do the “drilling” and digging and a syringe to actually pump out the fresh water from the bottom of their cup or “Aquifer.”