Measuring Water

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What You Need:

  • Baking tray
  • Mixing bowl that fits inside the baking tray (ideally clear and transparent)
  • Measuring cup with ounce measurement lines clearly marked
  • Simple objects, such as an apple or an orange
  • Water

What You Do:

  1. Help your child fill the mixing bowl with water, all the way to the very top.
  2. Have her place the bowl in the tray.
  3. Then put one of your pieces of fruit into the water, so that it splashes over the edge and into the tray.
  4. Pour the water from the tray into the measuring cup. Have her read how many ounces of water is in the measuring cup and explain that the fruit took up space in the bowl and pushed out water to make room. Then explain that the weight of the water splashed out by the fruit is equal to the weight of the fruit. This game is a great way for little minds to expand and gain appreciation for science!

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