Fall flower water science

Yesterday I shared with you how we explored and collected the colors of fall flowers and today I want to share with you our fall flower water science…

Fall Flower Science by Teach Preschool

After collecting and sorting fall flowers the children brought their cups of flowers back to our indoor classroom to explore the flowers in our large tub of water…

Fall Flower Science by Teach Preschool

We wondered if our flowers would sink or float in our large shallow tub of water and then each child dropped a flower into the water to find out…

Fall Flower Science by Teach Preschool

We were quickly able to see that our flowers would float in the water and so we added the rest of our flowers to the tub…

Fall Flower Science by Teach Preschool

And then we wondered what would make the flowers move around in the water? The children easily answered this question by blowing on the water…

Fall Flower Science by Teach Preschool

Once all the flowers were added to the water and we explored how to make the flowers move by adding wind to our water, the children were then given time just to freely explore the flowers and water…

Fall Flower Science by Teach Preschool

We already had our cups and so we added magnifying glasses and tweezers to our exploration of the flowers and water…

Fall Flower Science by Teach Preschool

There is something peaceful about flowers floating in water and the children’s water play experience also seemed peaceful…

Fall Flower Science by Teach Preschool

A simple process filled with the exploration of fall colors, sensory water play, with an extra emphasis on fine motor skill development…

Fall Flower Science by Teach Preschool

PS. Our white tub is actually a plastic tub used to hold a washing machine. We bought it at Home Depot but they are available on Amazon or other hardware type stores. Watch for the one’s with holes or without holes. Ours does not have  a hole and is very light in weight which makes transferring the tub once filled with water or sand kind of tricky!

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By |2013-10-05T06:00:19+00:00October 5th, 2013|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. teri October 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Dear Debrah,

    I use a tub with no hole in it and to get water out of it I use sponges, children are so happy to do the job! 🙂

    best wishes

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. October 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      What a super great idea Teri!

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