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Like a Fish to Water

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Language Arts And English +1 Age Levels Preschool (0 to 4 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring swimming. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also watch a video about water safety as well as a videos about animals swimming. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Textile

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Swim Before Dark I

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Hawaiian Swimmer

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Photographic print of a lifegaurd teaching a boy to swim at a swimming pool

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Swim at YMCA swimming

National Museum of American History

Churchill swim fins in original packaging

National Museum of American History

Swim goggles

National Museum of American History

Olympic swim suit and bag used by Simone Manuel at the 2016 Olympics

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Victory Swim

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Man in Swimsuit c. 1905

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Michael Phelps

National Portrait Gallery

Animal

Ellen Rogers

Tiger Cub Swim Test

National Zoo

Raccoon swimming in the pool

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

Lion Cub Swim Test

National Zoo

Wood Duck

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Going Further

Ellen Rogers

Next Steps

Ellen Rogers

Imagine If…: Project Zero Agency by Design Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access