The children measured each item’s size and weight and then were asked to guess whether each object would sink to the bottom of a vase of water, or float back to the top.
They were extremely contemplative and took their time to fully assess each item, which paid off since they were correct for nearly every item! Their favourite part was taking turns to drop each item in the water and shout out the result; especially the apple, since they all got a little wet from the splash!
After testing each item, the kids each took a cut out of that item and glued it to a paper jar they coloured to look like it was full of water. The items that floated to the top were glued to the top (pine cone, apple, leaf), and the items that sunk to the bottom were glued to the bottom (coin, rock, safety pin).
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