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Share the Day’s Discoveries

Review today’s explorations and ideas about water. 

Show children the plastic bins labeled “Float” or “Sink” and review the “Our Ideas About Sinking and Floating” chart. Ask them to compare the objects in the bins:

  • Why do you think these objects float? (children might mention something about their shape, weight, what they’re made from)
  • Look at the objects that sank to the bottom. What do you think makes them sink?   
  • Were you surprised that some of these objects floated/sank? Why did you think they would float/sink?