As part of our current science unit on water, we had a lot of fun testing the absorbency of different materials.
I chose a range of papers and fabric from around the home and the children tried to predict whether the material would absorb the water or not.Then we poured 10 ml of water on each one, watched and waited,
and recorded the results in a table.
The children thoroughly enjoyed testing the absorbency of one of Elisabeth's disposable nappies. We were amazed to learn that it could hold 600 ml of water!
They had fun playing with water beads, which start off really tiny and expand in size when put in water.
We reminded ourselves of what we had learned in our spring project, about how plants absorb water through their roots, and they drew and labelled a flower and made note that plants need water, sunlight and soil to grow.
Whilst out on a lovely winter walk, we found a great example of a tree with some of its roots exposed. We talked about how God designed the roots of a tree to hold it up and take in water and nutrients.
Finally we have left some celery stalks in water and food colouring and we are hoping that we will be able to see how the water has been absorbed into the stalks and up the stem.