It's STEM Tuesday in celebration of the Week of the Young Child! Try this activity with your young child and share a picture!
Fill a plastic tub (or the bathtub) with water.
Show your child four objects (like a cork, wood, shell, styrofoam, or whatever you have around the house) - Hand your child each object and talk with her about it, ask: What is this? What is it made of? What do you think will happen if we put it in the water? Do you think it will sink (drop to the bottom of the tub) or float (stay on top of the water) in water?
Test out your child’s guess. Ask your child place it into the water to see if it sinks or floats.
Ask your child: "Why do you think it did that?"
Help your child place the item in the appropriate side of a sink/float chart. (For example, the shell should be placed on the "Sink" side of the sink/float chart.)
Repeat the steps with each object.