Gerald Griffin St. Cork

Science- Floating and sinking

Recently the children from 2nd class and senior infants were working together to discover which items would float or sink in water. They tried lots of items. Before putting the things in the water the groups discussed whether they thought the items would float or sink.

The children also checked whether air can float. They put an empty bottle of water and a full bottle of water in the water. They discovered the empty bottle of water floats and the full bottle of water sinks. This shows that air floats. They also tried it with balloons- one filled with air and the other with water.

2nd class also explained to the senior infants how to make their hair stand up by using a balloon and creating static electricity.