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Teaching about water pollution

Water Pollution
In trying to teach my daughter how important it is to throw her trash away in a trash can or recycling can I came to this experment to show her how hard it is to undo the effects of Water Pollution. First grab a continer of clean water then add some of your trash from the day. (we added a paint lid, flowers, clothes pins, a yourgert lid, a baby food jar lid, some gillter, veg. oil and dirt.) Then I gave her different spoons with different size holes to try to get everything out again. Once she was done the stuff left in there (oil, glittler and dirt)I explained to her will not come out and the effects it will have on wild animals. All in all its just a great way to show kids how not cleanning up has a impact on the earth.

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So neat!