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Science From Water Play

The Teaching Primary Science book Science from water play contains many suggestions for organisation and for activities arising from water play with infants to more structured investigations of floating and sinking with older children. It discusses equipment and classroom organisation and provides some case studies and question for discussion. Photographs of classrooms and examples of children’s work are included.

Making a start
1. Apparatus and organization

Floating and sinking
2. Classification: what floats and what sinks?
3. Explanation: why do objects float or sink?
4. Fair tests: experimenting with boats
5. Capacity and volume

Further ideas and activities
6. Points of interest
7. Putting ideas together
8. More things to do


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