Young children love to play with water. Sink or float activities can be a great way to teach the concept of objects having different properties. These activities are also a good introduction to science and the idea of answering questions and finding out information by testing. Sink and float activities can be varied for different ages, with younger children simply testing which objects float and which objects will sink. While older children can be guided to think about why some objects sink while others float. Provide children with a variety of objects and ask them to think about which ones will sink, and which will float. Have the children drop the objects in water and see if they were right.
Sink or Float? Activities for Kindgergarten May 24, 2013