First of all, we looked at a paper flower just like this one:
"I think the flower will float"
"I think the flower will get soggy and rip"
"I think the flower will suck up the water like a sponge"
As a class, Year 2 watched the paper slowly open up in the water, like a blossoming flower.
Here are some of the ideas the children in Year 2 had:
"We can change the water for something else like squash or milk"
"We can change the shape of the flower!"
We then made some predictions:
"I think the paper flower will open quicker in squash because it is full of sugar"
"I think that if the flower has bigger petals, it will open slower"
We made lots of changes in groups and observed the paper flowers carefully.
One group decided to put the flower into milk...