On Thursday 14th October we welcomed back Tall Poppy Scientist, Margaret Shanafield. Margaret is a Hydrologist and a Hydrogeologist. Margaret studies water, and how and where water moves from rainfall into streams into the groundwater (or up into the air via plants). She loved getting the Year 2 students to think about where their water comes from, what happens to the raindrops that fall on the ground, and who/what relies on water for life.
Margaret revisited the water cycle, an area familiar to the Year 2 students having studied this last semester. They had some hands-on activities identifying water bugs and discovery salt rates in different water sources. This was a very engaging experience for the students from Rooms 6, 8, 24 and 30.