Sunday, February 10, 2019

365: Plimsoll Day

February 10 is Plimsoll Day. It is a day honoring Samuel Plimsoll. He made commercial sailing safe. I was inspired by Samuel Plimsoll to do a water sensory bucket to test buoyancy.
This is a messy bucket, so keep that in mind when choosing the location of your bucket. I picked six objects and we tested if they floated or not. If I had an older child with me, I would have asked them to hypothesize if each object would float or sink and sort them accordingly. Since Jude is brand new to the concept, I just talked him through what was happening.
Jude loves a good mess, and he's obsessed with water, so this was a great bucket for him. I can't wait for the weather to get warm so we can do water buckets and experiments outside in the sun rather than in a gloomy kitchen. Even Claire came to join in on the fun!

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