Investigating water

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By Karen Hartwriter

Water makes a great topic – everyone uses it, and it’s easy to get your hands on! Explore some fun, hands-on ways of investigating water.

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Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2

Key stage 1

Does it float?

Water activities 3

Children guess which objects will float in water, then check them out – were they right?

Each group will need:
  • A large bowl of water
  • A selection of objects such as a coin, a cork, a leaf, a paper clip, a pebble, nuts in their shells, a metal teaspoon and a plastic teaspoon
  • Activity sheet , ‘Does it float?’
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