Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Leaf Sink or Float


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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