This post reveals where the idea came from and how to make it. And this post details several types of play and exploration associated with the apparatus from last year.
Let me share with you a two minute video from one set of fascinating actions that happened this year. I have actually broken the video into three sections. The first portion of the video highlights trying to get the baster out of the clear tube. The second portion highlights serious teamwork to move a bucket full of water. The third portion highlights the curiosity of a child with another child's operation. Remember that it is one video cut into three sections so there will be some overlap.
The third section is impossible to understand without knowing what is going on in the first section of the video. As Owen is pouring water into a funnel, something catches his eye to his left. As he goes to refill his bottle, he takes a more focused look at what caught his attention. We can't see it, so what is it? The thing that has caught Owen's attention is Mairi's actions; she is still pouring water on the tube to get the baster to move. This is two minutes into the original video and I told you she was persistent. Owen watches Mairi's actions for more than 10 seconds. You can almost see the wheels turning in his head as he tries to figure out what is going on. Watch.