I had been wanting to introduce measurement and charting to my little man but wanted a way to engage him and keep it both project based and hands on. It was on a visit to the local dollar store that Chandler answered the question for me. He found a stingray and showed it to me. What he didn't realize is that it was one of the grow-in-water toys. So we spent the dollar and home we returned to discover what would happen to this little stingray as we exposed him to water.
STING RAY GROWTH PROJECT:
1 - Trace a grow in water animal.
2- Measure it with yarn.
3- Cut the yarn to the same length.
4- Measure the string
5- Document the length.
6- Put in water for 3 days
7 - Repeat process
8- Document growth.
Skill sets: Measuring, Science, Scissor skills, Glue skills, Charting, Observation
|Tracing the original stingray before we put it in the water.|
|Measure and cut yard the length of the stingray.|
|Apply glue for our yarn|
|Measure the yarn and document the findings.|
|Put the stingray into a bath or shoebox of water. Make sure it has room to grow.|
|Three days later we traced the grown stingray, and measured the yarn again.|
|It has grown!|
|Every scientist must document their discoveries!|