Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sink or Float

Since we have been talking a lot about boats and sailing, we decided to do a sink or float activity today. I gathered several objects that would sink and several that would float from around the classroom. 
 We filled up a small plastic tub with water and placed it on the floor where all of the children could see it. Before putting each object in the water, we passed it around so that each child could feel it and make a prediction on whether it would sink or float. 
 One by one we put the objects in the water.
 When we were finished, each child went around the classroom and chose a toy to put in the water. They each predicted whether their toy would sink or float. 
 We left the tub of water out on a table for the children to experiment with when the activity was over. 

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