Investigating Water in My Backyard

Invitation for Inquiry

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Grab your Nature Notebook and head out the door.

Take a walk around your home and yard. Here are some things to think about: 

  • What evidence of water do you see?
  • Where do you observe water interacting with things around your home or yard?
  • In what ways do land and water interact?
  • How have humans influenced the way water is moving?
  • What impact might these changes have on your immediate environment or surroundings?

Examples of water you may find include: breath, clouds, puddles, snow, ice, condensation, etc. Look at your rain gutters, ditches, rain barrels, slope of lawn or patio, etc.

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