The science units in Junior Kindergarten include Discovering Nature with Young Children and Exploring Water with Young Children. Through inquiry, young students build an understanding about what is living and non-living. Students, through exploration, are introduced to the characteristics of living things, life cycles, habitats and diversity. During Exploring Water with Young Children Through Inquiry, students explore and develop ideas about the basic properties of water. Students learn that the water flows, takes the shape of its container, sticks more or less strongly to other materials and that objects can sink or float in water.