Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It's Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish! {Water Travel Scavenger Hunt}

Frannie loves when it rains, but sometimes she wonders where does the rain go after it falls from the clouds? Frannie decided she could find out where the rain goes by doing a water travel scavenger hunt to find places where the water might travel. Below are instructions to help you do the scavenger hunt too!

What you will need:
  • Writing utensil, markers, or crayons
  • Paper 
What to do:
  • Think of places around your home, school, or neighborhood where water might travel.
  • Create your own list or use the Water Travel Check List below to help identify water's path.
        Water Travel Check List:
    • Falls on the roof and down the gutters
    • Runs into the street
    • Soaks into the ground
    • Drains down the storm sewer
    • Hits the top of an umbrella
    • Flows to a nearby stream
    • Waters the garden
    • Filters to the roots for use by a plant
    • Falls in a bird bath
    • Drank by an animal
  •  (Optional) Do this on a rainy day. Follow a rain drop and check off the locations the rain drop goes on your checklist. If it's not a rainy day, follow the water coming from a sprinkler, a garden hose, a watering can, or imagine where a raindrop might go!

Frannie following the path of some raindrops.

  •  After you have found places water could go, make a map of the journey water might take starting from falling from a cloud. See the example below:
 Click here to share your findings with us!