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I really love to do science activities with my kids. Sometimes we cook up elaborate science experiments and demonstrations. But other times, science can be as simple as this water bead science activity. I had no elaborate goal with this activity. I just wanted my kids to observe two water beads in different environments to see what would happen to each.
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After playing with our water bead sensory bin, I decided to “borrow” two water beads from the bin for this activity.
We found two cups, and we left one cup dry while we filled the other one with water. Then we placed a blue water bead in to both cups.
Yay for simple science!
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Great idea. We will try this – our girls loved them this weekend.
Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft
How fun! Thanks so much for linking up to Tot School Tuesday!
oh that is really interesting – thanks for sharing with Motivational Monday
That looks like a fun way to show how different environments impact objects.
I love this. Water beads now ordered! Thanks for sharing.
Lucinda (via Science Sunday)
You won’t regret it – water beads are so much fun to play with!
I would not have guessed that it did not completely dissolved. How cool. Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday.
We love water beads! I love the idea of adding science to the learning.
What a neat experiment. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!
oooh what fun, I really do need to buy some water beads. Thanks for linking to Challenge and Discover.