Floating and sinking Jan 2015
This activity is linked to the story Oliver's Fruit Salad. As part of Understanding the World: The World (science) the children used fruits to investigate floating and sinking. They were encouraged to predict which fruits they thought would float/sink and why (Communication and Language - explaining their thought, ideas and understanding). Then they investigated to find out. They used a simple recording grid to show the results. The children considered the weight and size of the fruits as a factor to whether or not it would float or sink.