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Lesson 09 – Experiment: Absorbing Water

Read The Experiment to Learn About Absorbing Water

Absorbing Water

Water soaks into some materials. This means the material the object is made from absorbs water. Test to find out which materials absorb water.

What You Need
What You Do
What You Need

  • Plastic wrap, soft sponge, Styrofoam food tray, newspaper, and cotton fabric
  • 5 foil pie plates
  • 5 mL measure
  • Water

What You Do

  1. Predict which materials you think will absorb water.
  2. Record your predictions.
  3. Place the materials in the pie plates, one type per plate.
  4. Ask an adult to put 5 to 10 mL of water on top of each material. Wait 2 minutes.
  5. Check the materials.
  6. Record your results.

Now Show What You Know!

Complete some questions about the reading selection by clicking “Begin Questions” below.