As part of our inquiry we have been busy investigating what can float and what can sink.
The Cookie Monster showed us how to perform a scientific experiment. (This clip is interactive and the children loved it.)
We followed the 'Scientific Method' just like real scientists.
We asked a question:
"Will it float or sink?"
We made a hypothesis:
"I think it will ....."
We tested out hypothesis by putting the items in a container of water.
And we observed what happened.
We found out that lemons can float, but a bouncy ball sinks. We found that a wooden peg floats and so does cork. We found that a stone and a marble will sink, but pumice floats.
The children will be using this knowledge to make a toy boat, if we know what floats hopefully our boats will too!