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Water at Home

So you know all about where water comes from. But how does it get into your home so you can drink it or take a bath? Let’s find out.

For Grown-Ups

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How does water get from outside into our pipes?


est. 20 min

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The Science Behind Your Sink

You turn on the faucet to fill up your water bottle or wash your hands, right? But how does it get into the faucet in the first place? SciShow Kids has the answers.

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Curious George Becomes a Plumber

George loves playing in the bath. What happens when some of his toys go down the drain?

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A Snake In the Toilet?

Huh?! In this episode of Leo the Wildlife Ranger, the rangers find a very large snake in a very unusual place...a toilet! They learn how real-life wildlife rescuers got the snake out safely.


est. 30 min

Water Pouring Station

Time to get wet!

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Towel; food coloring (optional)


You can set up this activity many different ways—all you need are some cups filled with water and some empty cups (or bowls). If you have a large plastic bin handy, like a storage container, you can put all the cups inside the larger bin to contain everything (this also allows your campers to reuse the water). Or lay some towels down on the kitchen floor, use the bathtub, or set the whole thing up outside. For extra (and optional) color-mixing fun, add a few drops of food coloring.


Pour, pour, and pour some more!


est. 6 min

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Follow That Tap Water

Where does the water go when it disappears down the drain? Follow the water in this fun nonfiction book by Bridget Heos, with illustrations by Alex Westgate.


est. 30 min

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Swim School...at Home!

No real pool here. Instead, take a lesson from Goldfish Swim School, right at home. You’ll travel all the way from the Nile River in Egypt to the surface of the moon, learning basic swim skills along the way.

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