Category : Foundation
Over the last two weeks, the Preps have been learning about capacity. On Thursday, the Preps were asked to predict how many drops of water would fit onto a five cent coin (without overflowing) and then were asked to test out their predictions. We also talked about the many variables that can affect the outcome (such as cleanliness of the coin and height at which the dropper is held). The students were then able to explain why they all had varying results.
If you would like to try this at home, you can find instructions here: http://www.abc.net.au/science/surfingscientist/pdf/lesson_plan07.pdf