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Take The Early Learning Standards Outdoors

With The Adventurous Child Water Log Trough

Water Log Trough Dimensions:

9"-12" Diameter x 4' L

Water Log Trough Pricing:

Single: $379.00 (plus shipping)
Set of (3): $1,069.00 (plus shipping)

Water Log Troughs

Water Log Trough

(Discover what children are learning when they use the Water Log Trough)

The Water Log Trough provides an instant creek for your natural preschool playground. Place a garden hose at the high end of the trough; turn the water on and the fun rolls gently down the stream. The Water Log Trough can be used for water play and learning. Add manipulatives to this preschool playground equipment and the young scientist can observe and explore the physical properties of water, snow, ice and other sensory items. The children can make simple cause and effect predictions and demonstrate scientific principles—sink, float, melt, solid, liquid. The Log Trough can also be used without water to demonstrate and observe the force of gravity. Children can collect objects found in nature and roll them down the chute.

Note: See natural wood product materials.

If you like this product, then you might also like the Water Table, Sand Table,and Stepping Stumps.

Discover what children are learning when they use the Water Log Trough

Click on a tab below to read about Early Learning Standards by subject.

Reading: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development – Vocabulary and Concept Development
  • Use new vocabulary learned from experiences.
Listening and Speaking: Listening and Speaking Skills, Strategies, and Applications - Comprehension
  • Follow one-step spoken directions without prompts.
  • Use trial and error to solve a simple problem.
Number Sense: Number Relationships
  • Give “all” objects when asked.
  • Identify the concept of “less.”
  • Give “some” and give “the rest” when asked.
  • Identify the concept of none.
Geometry: Recognizing Common Geometric Shapes and Using Directional Words
  • Use “in” and “out” to indicate where things are in space.
  • Use “on” and “off” to indicate where things are in space.
  • Use the words “here” or “there” to indicate where things are in space.
  • Follow instructions to place an object “here” or “there.”
  • Follow instructions to place an object “beside” or “next to” something.
  • Follow instructions to place an object “between” two things.
Measurement: Time and Measurement Relationships
  • Use any descriptive word or gesture to express amount or size.
  • Use cups and tools in sand and water.
Problem Solving: Ability to Reason, Predict, and Problem Solve Through Exploration
  • Make simple cause/effect predictions.
  • Make guesses related to quantity.
  • Use a tool in a new way.
  • Use trial and error to solve problems.
The Nature of Science and Technology – Scientific Inquiry and Process
  • Observe and describe properties of objects.
  • Use the five senses (touching, smelling, seeing, hearing, tasting) to investigate the environment and to gather information.
  • Use a variety of “scientific tools” (e.g., magnifying glasses, measuring cups, food coloring) to investigate the environment and to gather information.
  • Engage in a scientific experiment with a peer or with small groups of children using sharing/ turn taking skills.
  • Ask and answer questions about his world.
Scientific Thinking – Computation and Estimation
  • Manipulate a variety of objects and tell about what is observed (e.g., more than, less than, equal to/same).
Environments – The Physical Setting
  • Investigate and talk about the characteristics of matter (e.g., liquids and solids, smooth and rough, bend-not bend).
  • Actively explore simple machines (e.g., pulleys, levers, wheels).
  • Gain a natural sense of the forces of nature by experiencing wind blowing, temperature changes, changing seasons of the year or things falling.
Communication – Sharing Observations and Discoveries
  • Use vocabulary that indicates understanding of scientific principles (e.g., sink, float, melt, solid, liquid).
  • Identify attributes or characteristics for comparison (e.g., color, size, gender, shape).
  • Classify objects by an attribute (characteristic) and share their thinking with another.
  • Participate in discussions related to their findings.
  • Use charts, drawings, and/or graphs to share their findings with others.
Civics and Government – Foundations and Functions of Government and Its Citizens
  • Follow simple directions.
  • Start sharing some objects with others.
Geography – Places and Regions
  • Use words hard/soft, rough/smooth, and water/land when describing surfaces.
Geography – Environment and Safety
  • Help clean up after doing an activity.
Application of Movement Concepts and Principles to the Learning and Development of Motor Skills
  • Identify and use a variety of spatial relationships with objects (e.g., the child will move self and/or object over, under, beside, and through as directed by an adult).
Enjoyment of Motor and Sensory Experiences: Exhibiting Self-Confidence
  • Participate in a variety of gross/fine motor and sensory activities.
  • Attempt novel gross/fine motor and sensory activities.
  • Demonstrate a determination to develop skills through repetitive practice.

Click here for a printable pdf of the Early Learning Standards for this product.