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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sink or Float

These kids love to play Sink or Float.  It's usually kind of a mess and takes forever because they want to test every toy we own.  But, it's a blast.  Ryleigh makes a list of the things we're testing, and then records whether it sunk or floated.  She gets a huge kick out of it.  We don't call that testing a theory or handwriting practice.  We just call that Sink or Float! 

This time they made boats out of popsicle sticks.  Then they tried to float them with toys on top.  Oh, boy.  The excitement just keeps building! :) 

Foil boats were a new experiment.  We discovered that you can put pretty much anything on top of foil and it will float.  Unless you spring a leak :)  Rugger actually cut a hole in the bottom of his foil boat just to check it out.  Pretty entertaining.  Ryleigh just doesn't get him. 

Good times :)

Choosing to love,


Tori said... Best Blogger Tips

we play it in the tub or bathroom sink... you are a way more fun mommy then me!! LOL

Lynne said... Best Blogger Tips

A favorite experiment of my kids from elementary school was "who can build a raft that floats with the most pennies stacked on it." Design was key. It would also be great for Ryleigh to enter the data into a spreadsheet and graph the results. There are some good online tools for that that are more fun than excel. :-)

Love reading about you and your family!


Becky said... Best Blogger Tips

Lynne, I love that idea with the pennies and the spreadsheet and graph!