Hello everyone, At Sunrise we always try and include a little science in our lessons. This month’s theme is “Under the Sea”, so it was a no-brainer that we would learn about the science of water! There are a lot of different ways we can experiment with water, but we tried a few new things this year.
The Caterpillars tried to use water to make some art.
Water is always great for making art, but we can do some great stuff if we add soap! We mixed a little bubble soap with paint and water…and started making bubbles!
The kids we surprised to see the different marks bubbles can make on water. They kept going and going…
Dip, dip, dip,
Pop, pop, pop…
Bubble art is so much fun!
The Butterflies took a little more scientific approach. We learned all about the “skin” on water. It has a special name…
Surface tension allows us to do all sorts of cool experiments!
The kids tried to use surface tension to float objects on the water.
Some were harder than others…
We also learned about breaking surface tension using soap. First we sprinkled some pepper on some water…
And then we dropped some soap on it! The kids were shocked at the results!
Finally we looked at a few interesting properties of water. Like how it doesn’t mix with oil…
Even if you stir it up!
That is…unless you add soap!
Soap allows the water and oil to mix! Aha! That’s why we use soap to clean up!
Once we understand a few things about water, we can understand a lot about how the world works!
And understanding is what Sunrise is all about!
Until next time!