Water Science for Kids: Racing Water Drops
Water science is a great way to keep kids learning through the summer break. Racing water drops is an easy activity that can be set up in a matter of minutes and the fun can last all afternoon!
- Parchment paper
- Spoon or eye dropper
- Rip or cut your parchment paper for the race track
- Color in each child’s racing line with markers or crayons. Draw a finish line at the end of the paper too!
- Use your eye dropper to place a drop on each race lane
- Have each child take a straw and start the race by blowing their water droplets to the finish line
Experiment with large drops of water and small drops of water. Does the same amount of air force move both a small and large drop of water? Or do you need more force for large drops and less force for small drops? Use the straws and blow several small droplets into one big water drop then try to get it to the finish line first! Water tension will hold the drops together for the race unless your droplet goes off the paper. What happens when the water drop breaks? Water science is a fun way to learn about weather and the force of wind too!
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