The main science unit for fourth quarter is on Oceans. Saints in the Gentleness fruit stand have had fun learning all about ocean topography, water movement, and ocean food webs. Our latest experiment demonstrated how water temperature, salinity, and density create movement within the ocean.
We started with clear tap water, then added red, cold water. It sank. Next was blue warm water, which floated to the top. Saints were amazed as the green, salt water hung between the blue and red water. This led to a deep discussion of ocean currents and the Gulf Stream.
Saints have had a lot of fun watching the Okeanos Explorer 2018. This underwater camera gives viewers a glimpse of the sea floor in places that are hard to reach. We saw the discovery of an old, sunken ship in the Gulf Of Mexico one day. We had a great discussion as to what time period the ship was and what treasure may lie beneath the wreckage. You can check out the live footage for yourself here: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/media/exstream/exstream.html
Our Ocean unit is coming to a close this week, but saints still marvel at the creativity of our Creator.