I woke up this morning and after breakfast I was reading one of my books and saw an activity I would like to do. I thought maybe you might like to do it too so I have written the instructions for you and what I found. Maybe in your garden there will be different things to look for? I also have put a table of what I found with Grandpa and Ro. Mummy helped me make a table and I typed it all in on the computer. We have put some photos too.
The activity was to find if things float or sink.
You will need:
1. A small notepad and pencil to write a list
2. A bag to collect things in the garden or on your walk
3. A big bowl of water and a tray to put all the things on that you find
4. A big piece of paper to make a table of what you find out
First I wrote a list of the sort of things we might find and took the pad and pencil with me so that I could add some other things I might have not thought of. I also like to cross things off my list.
Grandpa took Ro and I into the park on an adventure to find things.
We then got everything ready with Mummy and started trying things in the water. I wrote down the colour of things because I thought it was interesting.
Then I started putting things in the water and see what happened. It was a lot of fun and there were some surprises!
There was a red dry leaf.
Flowers, dry seeds and fresh seeds and their pods
Baby coconuts which did something very funny. I was sure they would sink but they floated. Every time I put them in straight they would turn and go upside down.
Snail shells which floated and sea shells which sunk!
Sticks and a stone.
Ro was doing some his experiments of his own! (Yes Mr Tumble is riding Bullseye)!
Here is my table.
|Science : Float or Sink Experiment|
|Name of Objects||Float||Sink||Colour|
|Baby coconuts||Yes||Green / Brown|
|Dry almond seed||Yes||Green/Brown|
|Big flower seed||Yes||Red|
|Fresh almond seed||Yes||Green|
|Dry tamarind seeds||Yes||Brown|
|Dry tamarind pods||Yes||Brown|
|Fresh tamarind pods||Yes||Green|
|Fresh tamarind seeds||Yes||Green|
|Stone||Yes||Black / Brown|
Ro and I then played together before having a picnic lunch.
Hope you have as much fun doing it as we did! : )