Top 10 Ways to Learn with Water
Last summer I shared the Top 10 Ways to Learn with Sidewalk Chalk as part of the School's Out series put on by kid bloggers around the world. This year I am taking part in the 2nd Annual School's Out series, and I am excited to be sharing the Top 10 Ways to Learn with Water! A large part of JZ's first grade science lessons centered around learning about water, and I put together our favorite ten water science activities for kids.
10 Water Science Activities for Kids
1. Did you know you could make a needle float? We discovered a simple method to make a needle rest on top of water's "skin" as well as what made it immediately sink.
3. Using rain and one other ingredient we made rain paint that smelled incredible. This was the perfect way to play on a rainy day.
4. JZ learned about water power with this homemade water fountain.
5. While learning about water's "skin" and what makes it stretch, we made colored bubbles. Science, sensory play, and summer fun were combined in this simple activity!
6. Does salt water evaporate? Find out!
7. Combine sensory play and science by color mixing with ice. Beat the heat while learning about color theory.
8. Have you played sink or float? We made a game of sink or float with a twist to extend the learning and spark creativity.
9. My boys were blown away by how far water sat above the opening of the jar in this surface tension activity.
10. Last summer we learned about thunderstorms by making convection currents.
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