• Develop hand-eye coordination and the manipulative skills of lifting, pouring and controlling.
• Explore the early mathematical and scientific concepts of heavy/light, float/sink, full/empty, shallow/deep, and learn about measuring, estimating, and conservation of volume.
• Increase concentration and problem solving skills as they become absorbed in their experimentation.
• Extend their social skills as they play alongside and communicate with others.
Our maths focus is measurement, so we discussed: which bowls would hold more and less water, how many scoops it would take to fill various sized bowls and how we knew when the cup or bowl was full?
To add to all of this we took sea creatures out to put in the water and asked the children how many they had in their aquariums (take a look at the children's individual pages). A great (and very wet!) way to end the day!