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Yesterday I went for a walk to look at puddles.  In particular I was looking at the way light and images were reflected in them.  Sadly, I forgot to put the memory card in my camera when I went out in the rain so I didn’t get any pictures of rain drops falling into puddles.

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I love the juxtaposition of the squalid, grubby winter paths and the sublime images reflected in the puddles.

It was much harder to capture the clouds than the trees reflected in them.

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Some were too muddy to have any reflections at all.

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This one reminded me of Escher’s picture.


I love puddles!  They are a wonderful opportunity to combine science learning with poetry and art.  I would love to hear about your experiences of teaching with puddles.