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Yesterday we learned all about water science. We have had lots of rain this month, so it seemed fitting. Here are a few of the activities that we did:
Gather some small objects- coin, rock, plastic toys, screws, beads, sticks, etc… Fill up the sink, or a large bowl with water. Before putting the objects into the water, have your child divide the objects out on the paper with the words Float, Sink according to their predictions. After you test them in the water have your child draw or write them onto the graph. You could easily make this chart reusable by laminating it. Click above on the picture to download the chart.
We filled up several glasses with water to make different notes. We tried to play a song on the glasses. Make it more interesting by coloring the water rainbow colors! I found this fun picture with bottles and colored water.
I found a cute poem called Randy the Raindrop that teaches it well. I printed some clipart pictures that went along with it and let them pin up the pictures on the magnet board as we read the poem. Also, over here they have a simplified version of the water cycle that you can print out for teaching young children.
Water Bottle Shakers:
Aluminum foil boats- fill with pennies to see how many it takes to sink the boat
Make ice treasures- fill a bowl or pan with water & various small objects. Freeze, & let the kids chizel them out.
Measure the rain fall in a cup.
Make cloud cottonballs- soak them with water to show how clouds fill with water, squeeze to make precipitation.