Today Room 3 went to Te Manawa as part of our learning about Pollution. We learnt about water quality and what pollutants can affect our waterways.
We tested samples of water from the Manawatu River and the lagoon and compared them. The temperature of the water from the river was about 2 degrees colder than the lagoon water.
The lagoon water was more acidic than the river water. Do you know why? Because lots of ducks wee in the water, which creates more acid. This is not good for fish and plants.
We learnt that only 3 percent of all the water in the world is drinkable. That's incredible! We need to save our fresh drinking water and not waste it.
After that, we went to the Esplanade for a play. Then we did a litter collection alongside the river walkway. We filled up 2 large blue bags of litter. A lot of it was in the bushes. We found bottles, plastic bags, wrappers and even a shoe! We're glad we prevented this from entering the river.
Here are some photos ...
Thanks to all our awesome parents who provided transport and helped out with our trip.