UMBRELLAS FOR INCY WINCY SPIDER
Umbrellas for Incy Wincy Spider are a great introduce the concept of materials having different properties to children.
The idea is to create umbrellas made from different materials for Incy Wincy Spider to find out which is the most waterproof.
Materials to test – foil, felt, paper, plastic
Build your umbrellas using pipe cleaners and tie them around the spiders. Use the same size umbrella for each spider.
Talk about each material and make predictions as to what will happen drawing on past experience and uses of each material, for example, would we wrap food in foil if it wasn’t waterproof?
Spray each umbrella from the top, use the same number of sprays for each.
Observe the differences between the umbrellas.
Test more/different materials.
Design and build a shelter for Incy Wincy instead?
Can you write a new rhyme where Incy Wincy has an umbrella?
Can you write instructions so a friend could build the same umbrella?