This week the children will be learning about density. Every object, person and animal is made of very, very small molecules, which cannot be seen with our eyes. Density is how close together these molecules are within an object, person or animal. If the molecules are closely packed together, the object will be more dense and heavier. If there are only a few molecules, then it will be less dense and lighter in weight. We will be exploring the density of a variety of different objects through experiments and exploration, such as making raisins dance, finding out what an egg does in salt water, as opposed to just water, and finding out which objects float and which sink in water. In drama, the children will be acting from the story of Mr Archimedes’ Bath.

Home idea:

Make bath time even more fun by finding objects that sink or float! Which objects are more or less dense than water?