Today’s investigation is very simple and perfect for pre schoolers. We are looking at comparing the weight of different items.
I asked my children to look around the house for small things of different weights.
They came back with a lego man, some sugar and some coins.
We found some eggs from a game and put different items in each. I sealed up the eggs and asked the children to feel how heavy they were.
We then tried to put them in a line with the lightest first, and talked about what might be in each egg.
To check we had them in the correct order we weighed the eggs.
You don’t have to use eggs, you can use any container and fill them with whatever you want. For me the best thing about this activity was watching all three of my children working together.
Although some little people just liked to shake them.
Last Updated on February 3, 2014 by Emma Vanstone
Hello, your weighing activity sounds like fun. I can’t see the linky yet to link up, cheers Kelly
Love this! I’m going to write this down to add to our science activities for my 3 yr old…thanks for sharing! And thanks for the link-up =)
That’s a lovely idea. Plus what a great excuse to go and buy some chocolate eggs, they are in the shops already after all!
maryanne @ mama smiles
What a fun experiment! Will have to try this with my kiddos =)
Caroline (De tout et de rienL Activités pour le Préscolaire)
Ooooo! Gotta try it! I never did an experiment of heavy/light yet…. It’s a shame I never did but now I have one more reason too try it: chocolate 😉
maggy,red ted art
Oh my, look at that little face! Sounds like it was a great experiment!
Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!
This looks like a fun activity! I never thought about using weight as a science lesson- I don’t know why! Silly of me, I guess! I suppose I was thinking that this applied to math only, but that really isn’t the case. Thanks for opening my eyes!
What a cool discovery experiment! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,