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Gallery 6

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Early childhood

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Make a splash at the Mini Q Water Play exhibit! Pour water from cups and funnels, redirect flowing water and test which objects float or sink. Work together to fill up the bucket – and get ready for a big splash!

Safety

Caregivers must provide constant supervision of children using the Water Play exhibit.

Developing mini scientists

Playing with water improves a child’s ability to plan, measure and predict events. Help your child make the most of Water Play by asking questions like ‘What do you think will happen if …?’ or ‘What if you used [item] in a different way?’

Encourage your child to say what they think will happen, then test and retest their ideas. Try to avoid the temptation to show or tell your child the answer!

At home

Experiment at home with floating and sinking boats!