Court of Water

It’s water in English, H2O universally in science. Water on earth can be found as a liquid, solid, or gas. Some seventy percent of the earth’s surface area is liquid water, vast amounts are stored as solid in the polar ice caps, and large quantities circulate in the atmosphere as water vapor. Water is a building block of life; our bodies are about seventy percent water. With liquid water on Earth, life can flourish; take it away and life ceases.

Water is also a fascinating medium for observing natural phenomena. Why do some objects float while others sink? What do whirlpools and tornadoes have in common? If you spin a body of water, what shape does it take? What role does water play as an alternative energy source? These and other questions will be explored through the exhibits of the Court of Water.