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Watch and Discuss: Building Dams I

Watch children build dams and stop the flow of the water.   


  • Building Dams I (video)

Key Science Concepts

  • You can stop the follow of water by building dams.


Before you watch: Tell children that they’ll watch a video in which children make a dam.

After you watch:  Ask:

  • Did the way the girls built their dams remind you of what you did yesterday? What did you do that was similar? What did you do that was different?
  • What problems did the girls run into when they built their dams? How did they solve their problem?
  • What did they use to block the crack in the bricks? Did it work?

Optional: Show the video a second time. Ask children what else they notice this time around.