Young children enjoy learning about how things work.
By participating in science activities, they are learning important critical thinking and observation skills.
These activities also promote their inherent sense of curiosity about the world.
For this activity we experimented with sinking and floating.
Using blocks and sails (toothpicks and paper), we recreated the Mayflower, and then placed them in water to observe whether they would sink or float.
It took a little time, but eventually everyone figured out how to balance their boats so that they would stay afloat!