Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to get kids excited about science. All you need is a few pencils or cooking skewers, water and some plastic bags. This experiment is perfect for early childhood learners, preschoolers or even older children with a little adult supervision. Sharp pencils and skewers can also poke holes in your skin.
This is a good experiment to do outside, over a sink or tub to catch the drips. Fill the plastic zipper-lock bag with water more than half full. Don’t use sandwich bags or you will get wet. Seal the bag and then take your pencils or skewers and carefully poke them through the bag and through the water, out to the other side.
Are you getting soaked? You shouldn’t be. There may be a few leaks and drips, but the bag should seal itself around the pencil and