Absorbs or Repels
15 mins

Absorbs or Repels

Test various items to see if they absorb or repel water.

science, predictions, indoors, observation

What you'll need

  1. Dishpan/Wash Basinbuy item
  2. Spongesbuy item
  3. Plastic Toysbuy item
  4. Various Household Items

Step by step guide

  1. Fill a dishpan/wash basin with water
  2. Explain how an item can absorb (soak in) or repel (push out) water.
  3. Predict if one of the items repels or absorbs water.
  4. Place the item in the water to test the prediction. Take the item out of the water and observe if the item soaks in the water or pushes it out.
  5. Continue testing all of the items.