Are you smarter than an elementary schooler?

A kid’s perspective on all things water-bottle related.

August 22, 2016 | By: Steve Snyder

Kids are heading back to class, and water bottles are now a must-have school supply. We asked some elementary school kids at the Denver Green School what they know about what’s in their water bottles.

The first question was obvious: What’s in your water bottle?

“Water,” said Matteo Reen, stating the obvious answer.

“Sometimes we put juice in it,” Jasmyn Fisher said with a giggle.

“I don’t put anything in it,” Zach Kim said. “I just drink the water.”

But do the kids know how much water they actually drink?

“Maybe like a gallon,” said Xena Flemister as she smiled.

Paul Cunha went bigger. “Two gallons,” he said proudly.

“Two, three or four bottles,” Matthew Lufkin added.

But none could outdo Lizzy Valdez.

“One time, I drank three bottles, all in a row without stopping,” she said. “I was soooo thirsty!”

How about the taste?

“It’s kinda weird, but I like the taste of water,” Xena said. “It’s not really a flavor, but it tastes so good.”

“It tastes like nothing,” Gisel Martinez said, summing things up quite well.

Now for a tricky one. What is water is made of?

“Liquid?” asked Julius Jackson, after pondering the questions for a moment.

“Liquid and … uh … air?”  Yonas Wassen asked, sounding only slightly more certain.

“Liquid and … I don’t remember the other things,” Paul confessed. He sounded a bit disappointed in himself.

We ended with an easy one: What do the kids like most about water?

“Water fights,” Matthew said with a bit of uncertainty, perhaps for fear a teacher or parent might be listening.

“It’s healthy for me and gives me energy,” Yonas joyfully told us.

And Zach summed things up better than we possible could have.

“Because it’s good for me,”  he said, proving to be wise beyond his years.

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