"Air and Wind" was the theme in this morning's Science Class. Judging by the kids' involvement, it was definitely one of the most successful classes, perhaps because he likes water play so much. Kiddo loved all the activities and so when he was being annoying during dinner preparation I set up the sailboat activity. It did the trick. Place some water in a tray or pan and fashion a sailboat out of a foam base, a skewer or toothpick and a square of paper. Demonstrate how the boat can be moved just by blowing towards it. For extra fun, use a straw and add other items to the water. It is also "educational" to explore how the water moves differently when you blow on it gently, with gusto, through the straw above and below the surface.Yes, yes there can be splashing but it's only water and what is a little mopping up when there is 20-30 minutes of peace to be found? (Plus Kiddo did a good job of wiping up his own spills. I was impressed.)
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