Are you enjoying the first days of summer. Summer always means more time outside and spending time in water or with water. So I joined with several other kid bloggers to share water activities for different ages with you. Since my 8 year old daughter loves science, I decided to pick water experiments that can still be amusing for younger kids but can also be used to expand scientific understanding in older kids.
Sink or float is even more fun when kids get to compare objects similar in volume, for example, different kinds of fruits or vegetables and then attempt to explain why certain things float and others sink. I love this experiment from KC Edventures – it’s a great way to introduce density to kids.
Teach your kids to think scientifically and formulate hypothesis – we did it on Planet Smarty Pants to predict the volume of water formed by melting ice. This experiment “should” have also shown conservation of matter, but we were tripped somewhat by condensation effect.