There’s a Hole in My Bucket
This activity, produced for the CREST Star Investigator Award, encourage primary children to take an investigative approach to science.
Following on from the nursery rhyme, what is the best way to mend a hole in a bucket? Children investigate different materials and approaches to fixing the problem and this suggests many points to consider:
• What tests can be done to find out how well different materials stop water from leaking through?
• How many different materials should be compared?
• What equipment is needed?
• What observations and measurements need to be taken?
HEALTH and SAFETY
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