Friday, January 22, 2010

Science- Will It Float?

Hudson and I did a fun science experiment to find out what floats and what doesn't.
  • a largish bowl of water
  • Yes area and No area (we used 2 colored plates)
  • various small household items 

The objects I chose were a cork, a small binder clip, a piece of sponge, a pencil, a button, a quarter, a key and an eye dropper.

Hudson placed each thing in the bowl of water one at a time.

Then sorted them into the categories of floats(the yellow plate) and sinks (the orange plate).

A very good lesson and lots of fun playing with water.


Raising a Happy Child said...

Simple, instructive and fun - a perfect experiment for little ones. We might do one when we get back to the ocean theme in a few weeks.

Jackie said...

Great activity! Water is always fun for kids.

Morgan said...

Looks like fun! They can even continue to the sink/float theme in the bathtub. Thanks for sharing!

Ticia said...

I have yet to do this one. I keep planning on doing it, but not doing it. Isn't that silly? I'd love for you to link this to Science Sunday.
And, not to be repetitive, but each time I see your background I'm reminded again that it's very cool.

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

I love your blog! I found you through the friday follow- but I wish I had sooner! Great ideas!

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

Thanks for the button swap! I have yours listed too!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Great blog - I am a homechool mom myself. Signed up to follow you from Friday Follower - I will definitely utilize your blog! :)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

That's a very nice, simple experiment. It looks like your little guy had a good time doing it too!

Ticia said...

Thanks for coming over and linking up! Just to make sure you know, you have two awesome blogs! Over on your other one the posts often make me just sit back and go, "huh, I hadn't thought of that recently."

MoziEsmé said...

Sweet experiment for little kids! Thanks for the object ideas!

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