Happy Valentine’s Day to our Cart Mill Family!
We have been doing Valentine themed activities this week and finding out what the day means to the children.
In the science corner we’ve kept to our theme to help us explore what happens when we put paper into water. We learned new vocabulary and discussed hypothesis.
We tried to guess what would happen when we put our folded hearts into water…there were lots of fabulous theories; “it’ll change colour”, “it’ll explode”, “it’ll sink”, “ it’ll get sugary, break apart”
The paper opened back up into a heart shape. We discussed why this happened – the paper absorbed the water causing the fibres in to paper to expand and push the paper apart. One child asked if there was more water would it sink. So we decided to find out and added a bowl that was deeper. Again we tried to guess what would happen. “It’ll sink” “it’ll float” “it’ll make waves”
Again the paper opened up “it’s opened up because we drop it in” one child exclaimed. Another child agreed saying “yes because we put it into the wet”.
The children continued to explore this for the rest of the morning.