It has been an interesting morning with us finding traces of raindrops around us. The raindrops come in many ways of shapes such as oval or circles and sounds such as drips or drops. Fides and I marvel at the glistening drops that adorn our garden in the early hours of the morning. The way sunlight reflects off the droplets creates a sparkling effect.
Another beauty of nature is when we encounter a rainbow appearing on top of us. Emily exhibits effortful ways to capture the beauty of a rainbow by engaging our hands in rounding a piece of modelling clay and flattening it.
Nora further extends by her hands rolling the pieces of clay thinly. As a result, she creates a resemblance of a rainbow as a reflection of sunlight when it hits a rain droplet.
A serendipitous moment arises when we collect our traces of rain droplets. Margo shares her perception of the colour of the rainwater as white.
Brooks unhesitatingly describes his perception of the colour of the rainwater as blue.
Nora shares the same perception as Margo’s for white as the colour of rainwater.
Fides is certain the colour of the rainwater is blue.
Felix perceives the colour of the rainwater is black.
Emily, slowly but surely, begins to share her observation, too.
Isn’t it very interesting to hear our various perceptions of the colour of the rainwater? It is indeed! The more we delve into the characteristics of the colour of rainwater the more insights we gain. We gain some understanding the colours of the rainwater is influenced by its surrounding base.
We attempt to further our understanding by making connections among various insights of the colours of rainwater. Making comparisons becomes our next step. We place different coloured papers, as the base, under the transparent cups filled with rainwater.
By doing the above experiment, we internally process what we observe to either support or think otherwise. In this way we may make alignment between the experience and our prior knowledge.
Drawing what we have observed is becoming another observation tool for us. The color of the rainwater is blue. Actually it’s transparent. - Nora.
i am a scientist - Felix mentions while doing his experiment. When we have opportunities to practice framing questioning, collecting data, and solving scientific problems, we build strong ropes that can be used in many ways, now and throughout life (McClure et al. 2017).
Question: Why are there no clouds when it’s raining?
Margo: Because there is no sun.
Question: Do we only have clouds on sunny days?
Prompting ourselves with questions to open-up other points of discovery is our continuing learning journeys as we curious individuals.
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