2012-04-23

fish

 

These 2 and newly 3 year old children have a fish in their classroom. They noticed that at times while they where watching him, the fish disappeared. Where did it go? When their teacher Sarah Anne brought them to the studio to talk about this phenomenon, the children noticed the play of light on the water and the bowl.


Henry articulated the theory that there is a reflection on the fishbowl which makes the fish disappear sometimes, and that that reflection comes from the sun. As he carefully observed the fishbowl, he noticed the 'rainbow', a series of 3 lines (purple, yellow and green).

At first everyone was talking about the sun being in the window, but Caroline made everyone notice that the sun is in the sky outside the window.


Kiri's illustrations show the sum of the group's theories. Her picture shows the windows' crossed lines and the sun's rays coming through the window.


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