We went to a program at the library last year just for kindergartners (let's hear it for libraries!) and it was an hour filled with science fun. It was amazing to see a room full of kids get that excited about science and seeing what was going to happen next. I wish all learning could be so hands-on and exciting!
This is one of the ones that was a hit.
The teacher asked the children what they thought would happen if she poked a hole in the bag with a pencil, while holding the bag over one of the parent's heads. They all thought it would leak and were amazed to find...it didn't!
So Kay already knew what was going to happen with this experiment, but she was eager to try it all the same. The pencils pushed through the bag easily and, nope, not a single drop of water leaked out.
Why? Well, Kay knew that, too. (She knows everything, she's pretty sure!) While the pencils were in the bag, they stopped the water from coming out. But as soon as you remove the pencils...
We got to a whopping 3 pencils before she was eager to take them out again. Apparently the real secret to this experiment is the fun of watching the water leak out both sides of the bag. At least in my house.
She loved watching it squirt out the holes and finally squeezing the leftover water out of the bag. This is one of those super-quick experiments. Five minutes and we were done. But it was a cool five minutes!
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