Questions And Science Go Hand In Hand: 3 Fun Water Experiments For Kids
Water Experiments For The End of Summer
It’s the dog days of August and school is almost here. A lot of the Dads and Moms we know are coming to the end of their ropes with fun and educational activities to keep the kiddos occupied. Naturally, we’re biased toward all things water, so we scrounged the internet for 3 of the coolest Water Questions and experiments.
These experiments are all great ways of teaching kids scientific methodology. In each of them a a problem is identified, we then gather as much information about that problem as possible, formulate a hypothesis or question from the information, and then test out the hypothesis to prove or disprove.
More important than the answers, we hope you’ll enjoy the process of leaning into the questions with the kids! The scientific method is all about studying and learning things right around you.
Can Water Walk?
Coffee Cups & Crayons is another favorite, go-to site for ideas to connect with kids through educational activities.
This intriguing water experiment asks the questions, ‘Can water walk?’ and ‘why do the jars all wind up with an equal amount of water?’ It also provides an opportunity to talk about the color wheel and review primary and secondary colors.
The set up for this experiment is super simple and uses items you are likely to have on hand. Check it out!
How Do Plants Drink?
We just love the names of some of these fun activity blogs for kids. Fireflies & Mudpies might be one of our favorites.
This water experiment is perfectly timed as Wild Carrots (known as Queen Anne’s Lace here in NH) are in abundant bloom. You can find them along most roadways in the state or in any field. In this Coloring Wild Carrot experiment, you’ll be able to see evidence of the way in which this plant ‘drinks’ water.
Which Solids Dissolves In Water?
We love the Little Bins for Little Hands site. They have a passion for science and STEM.
We have to admit, we’re really excited about this one! Treating dissolved solids in water is what keeps us in business. This is simple water chemistry for kids. What solids dissolve in water and which ones don’t? Why? Learn about solvents, solutions and solutes!
Learn, Play and Post
We hope that you enjoy trying out these water experiments with your family and friends! Post pictures of your results on our Facebook page.
Happy end of summer from all of us here at Secondwind!