This morning Annie and I decided to try our hand at some preschool science!
We’d been talking over the weekend and Annie had gotten confused over the meanings of float and sink, so I decided the best way to get it to stick in her head was to let her see floating and sinking in action.
We filled up a bowl with water then went around the house searching for things we could drop in it. I let Annie have free reign over the choices, only vetoing, ‘this book’ and, ‘Ezra’s Mr Dinosaur’ and this is what she chose.
As I wrote the list we talked about if she thought the things on the table would sink, or float, and why. Annie thought Luke Skywalker would float because, ‘he is a boy and I am a girl and I float in the swimming pool’! I like her logic ;-)
Annie got really excited about shouting out what each item did when she dropped it into the bowl. We tried dropping them from high up and also, gently placing them into the water to see if that made a difference. Most of the items sank really quickly except the Mega Blok which initially sank, then rose to the top and bobbed about much to Annie’s amusement.
The whole ‘experiment’ only kept Annie occupied for 10 minutes before she just wanted to splash about in the bowl of water but I think it was a fab way of showing her that science is accessible to everyone.
What preschool science experiments have you tried with your kiddos, do you have any recommendations?>
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