We’ve been incorporating a lot of open-ended explorations into our preschool activities. These sink or float activities are an engaging way for kids to explore the properties of different materials. They are great science investigations for toddlers and preschoolers.
Sink or Float Science Activities
I love how Ashley from Life with Moore Babies encouraged her kids to collect their own objects for this Does it Float or Sink? activity.
These Sink or Float Activities for Toddlers from Mom Inspired Life include some great objects that I hadn’t thought of experimenting with before.
In Science for Kids: Sink or Float, Chelsey from Buggy and Buddy helps her daughter put together her own science investigation along with a great free printable.
This Sink and Float Water Play with Natural Materials is perfect for toddlers on hot summer days.
This Does it Sink or Float? – Pirate Style activity is perfect for little learners.
Teach your kids about surface tension in this Make a Paperclip Float experiment.
This Will it Sink or Float? Is a great easy science experiment your kids will love.
This Salt Water Density Experiment For Kids is a fun twist on the classic sink or float experiment. Extend this experiment by testing to see if there is a difference between raw and and hard-boiled eggs in this egg floating science experiment.
Use leftover fruit to test these Fruity Boats.
This Garden Sink or Float Activity will be an instant hit with your kids.
FREE PRINTABLE SINK OR FLOAT RECORDING SHEET
Design your own Sink or Float Science Experiment with this free printable recording sheet.
Gather materials and experiment to see whether they sink or float. Then recording the results by drawing or writing in the free printable sink or float recording sheet.
Click the button below to get your free printable sink or float recording sheet.
More Math and Science Activities with Fizz, Pop, Bang!
Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities is designed to bring hands-on fun to math and science play. It’s full of engaging and powerful learning opportunities in math and science, shared through ideas that incorporate art, play, sensory learning and discovery, for a whole-brain approach.
It includes 40 educational projects and 20 printables including a set of build-your-own 3D shape blocks, engineering challenge cards and a range of math games.