Science Experiments---Bouyancy, Density and All Natural Play Clay

09/29/2009 21:27

Today, the students conducted experiments to test for bouyancy and density.  To do this, they combined oil, honey and water into a container.  They learned that when items are dense, they sink and when they are less dense they float.  We tested for bouyancy by placing various objects in our solution to see if they would sink or float. 


Also, the students tested objects for solubility.   tThey observed what dissolves faster; hot cocoa in hot water or hot cocoa in cold water.  Additionally, they observed how much salt can be dissolved in a given amount of water.  


The pre-schoolers created 'all natural play clay' using flour, salt, oil and cocoa powder.  They enjoyed shaping their aromatic clay into chocolate snowmen and other creations! 


Needless to say, they all enjoyed their science experiments!