We had a science playdate with our playgroup today. It was for the four year olds. We made Lava Lamps. It was a lot of fun!First, we filled the bottle about 3/4 with vegetable oil and then water was added to fill the bottle. Lyric picked blue food coloring for her bottle and Story picked red.To continue our "study" of water the kiddos found toys in the yard and made a prediction if they would sink or float. They then put them in the kiddie pool to test their prediction. Lyric had a shovel and she thought it was going to float... it didn't. Story had a football and she thought it was going to sink... it didn't. Cadence had a really good time at the playdate. She sat in the grass watching the other kids play. She wasn't really into the study of water, her interest today laid more into the vegetation on the ground. I dug a piece of grass out of her mouth, not sure why that was in there... maybe she was testing the taste? She also tested the strength of a twig. She was attempting to break it with her two new bottom teeth. She didn't have any success with breaking it. It was rather strong!
The girls also talked about water as a liquid and a solid. They then had a Popsicle to try water in it's solid form.
The playdate ended with some sprinkler fun!