Water Absorption Science Experiment
What absorbs water? What does not?
I love to do simple water science experiments with my little guy!Often our water experiments include color mixing or sinking/floating items. A long time ago, we played around with putting cotton balls in water and watching them fill up with water, squashing the water out and observing what happened to the cotton ball both wet and dry. He really enjoyed that one. Since he is a little older, I decided to make it a little more challenging by having him guess which items he thought might absorb the water like the cotton balls and which might not. We also talked about how some materials repel water (do not absorb). I had him make some guesses before we started to see what he thought and get him thinking! He thought they all absorbed water! Time to experiment and observe!
Simple water science experiment set up.
Simple water science experiment testing.
Simple water science experiment observationsHere is what we learned! As we tested each item with the water, I asked him what he thought. Did it absorb water? Did it not absorb the water? He definitely understood the difference and we had fun checking out what each one did!
Water Science Experiment: What Absorbs Water!
What does not absorb water!To wrap up our water science experiment, he engaged in some free play. He experimented with different colors, adding more water to different materials, and using the sponge to pick up water!
Here is our completed preschool water science experiment!
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