Absorption Science Experiment
Exploring Sponges: Water Sensory Science Activity
Absorption science is fun and easy to set up for kids! Water science experiments make great hands on play learning activities too! Quick water science experiments are perfect anytime! Another favorite water absorption science experiment uses a variety of household materials to teat absorption! Today we explored sponges for water absorption but also added in a little math too! 25 Classic Science Experiments are a must see.
Absorption Science Experiment Set Up
This quick and easy absorption science experiment is part of our A-Z STEM science for kids month. Science, technology, engineering, and math are so important for children to explore even at an early age! STEM can be quick and playful like this simple experiment. What is STEM?. Make sure to read and find out.
squeeze bottle, baster, mini scoops or measuring cup
Grab a couple towels and set out your tray with sponges, science tools, and water! This could get a little messy, but don’t worry! You have sponges to absorb the water.
Absorption Science Experimenting
Let the absorption science begin! Before you get started, ask your child what might happen if water is squeezed onto the sponge. Ask questions to help them learn how to observe, experiment and peak curiosity! Start the fun! Let your child enjoy the discovery of absorption science. Once the sponge is full, squeeze and fill again. All of the activities involve great hand strengthening exercises as well! Scientists need great fine motor skills too!
Want to take it a step farther? Add some math to the activity. How many scoops will it take to fill the sponge? Is this scoop bigger or smaller than the squeeze bottle. Equal, less, more, full, and empty are great math terms to discuss! Keep it playful and fun. Encourage exploration. This makes a great first STEM activity for the A-Z of Kid’s STEM activities. A is for Absorption Science!
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