This uber-functional sand and water table will be an asset to your classroom. The transparent tub has a drain and plug, a stepped edge and two round compartments that double as storage for accessories when the lid is placed on the tub. The lid can also be used as a divider in the water Clam. Children can easily arrange the funnel, water wheels, and water slides to experiment with variations in water flow on either side of the divider. The lid can also be used as a storage tray when placed below the tub. The Clam can be used with or without the height adjustable stand. The stand has two locking casters making this easy to move from room to room. Utilizing Sand & Water Tables Sensory Exploration - Children learn through hands on play, manipulating different substances like sand, water, beans, and rice broadens tactile awareness. Exploring different mediums can also have a soothing or calming effect on children. STEM/STEAM and Play - Introduce early concepts of volume, causality, buoyancy, and motion. Ask children how many scoops does it take to fill a pail or to experiment with what will sink or float. Literacy Learning - Sand and Water stations are the perfect mediums to create conversations amongst children. Interacting socially with peers, language skills are tried out, tested and improved. Creativity - Open ended play is free to be at sand and water stations!