Wet Wednesday: Float or Sink

Today’s Wet Wednesday activity involving water is very simple but lots of fun…

All you need is a large bowl of water and a pile of random objects / toys

Then you take it in turns to drop an object in and see if it sinks or floats… older children might like to predict what they think is going to happen. Talk about the reasons why it isn’t just how heavy an item is that is important in determining if it will float or sink.

Did you have any surprises? The Littlesheeps were surprised that the block floated when it was heavy and that the magnetic number sank when the plastic nut floated…

Watch out this activity could last longer than you planned when your children then start running round the house for various items to try!


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