Find out if a water balloon sinks or floats.

Find out if a water balloon sinks or floats.

🎈Or in fact set up an entire experiment on sinking and floating!

🎈While it may seem like a simple experiment to most, it is actually introducing the idea of density and buoyancy to your child.

🎈Fill up a bucket of water, or better still ask them to fill it up for you using a jug and work on those pouring and measuring skills.

🎈Go around and collect objects from the garden and house and work together to predict what you think will happen to each object - will it sink or float? For older children you can ask them to record their predictions and findings. This can be a clipboard and paper or even just some chalk on the pavement.

🎈Grab your water balloons and ask... Will they sink or float? Why? For older children you could ask them to fill them up with water of different temperatures and see if it makes a difference.

🎈With all these water balloons around, why not fill up the paddling pool and put them all in there. Splash fun for everyone!

Spoiler alert The balloons will float! Do you know why?

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