Our STEM activity during blue week of Color Camp is another water game! Today we're testing the buoyancy of household objects, and teaching kids how to observe and draw inferences. Grab any toys, kitchen tools, small pieces of jewelry – anything you don't mind getting wet, and form a hypothesis about each item.
- Gather household objects. Make sure that some will sink and some will float.
- Fill a container or bowl about half way with water.
- Place each object one at a time. Does it sink? Does it float?
- Record the outcome and compare to kids initial response. Talk about how kids formed their original opinion, and why they think the outcome was different.
As long as you have a bowl, some water, and curiously about some ordinary items, you've got a fun, educational activity that younger kids will love.
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