Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Leaf Sink or Float

A LEAFY EXPERIMENT

The final and the most fun activity we did with our leaves after the leaf comparison and leaf rubbing was ........... Leaf Sink or Float.  

I got the idea from Wonder Years. Her activity tray is so neatly set up, with true Montessori flavor :)

Step 1

First I asked Lil Maullimah,"What do you think will happen if you put a leaf in water ? Will it sink or float ?"

Lil Muallimah: "aaaaa.....sink"


Lil Muallimah: "huuuuuuhhhhh ! It didn't it, let me try another one.."


To my surprise and much delight.... she kept saying teh same thing and kept trying out every single leaf on the table :):):)


Step 2

"Will a coin sink or float"



Result: "Sink"


Step 3

Now try how many coins will it take to sink the leaf ?




Look closely... it sunk !


Let's try another one



And  another one.






Lil Mualliamh was totally absorbed in her leaves for a long time. Her comments, coin count and discovery was a pleasure to watch. Alhumdolillah 

Next time, whenever we redo this activity, I think we should do a bar graph for  the number of coins too.

I've linked this activity up on Living Montessori Now's

Montessori Monday



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