Easy Water Activities for Kids

Water Magnifier

Try the Water Magnifier easy water activity.
Try the Water Magnifier easy water activity.
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This water magnifier activity proves how versatile water is. One well-known quality of water is that it makes things wet. But did you know that water also makes things look larger than they really are? Water gets magnified in this easy kids' activity.

What You'll Need:

  • Piece of glass or plastic
  • Newspaper
  • Crayon
  • Eyedropper
  • Water

How to Make a Water Magnifier:

Step 1: Get a small piece of clear glass or plastic. (A microscope slide is ideal.) Always be careful when handling glass. Put the slide on top of a piece of newspaper that has small print on it.

Step 2: Use a crayon to draw a small circle on the slide. Look closely at the print that is within the circle.

Step 3: With an eyedropper, carefully put a drop of water in the circle. Now look at the print again. Does it look larger? This is because the water drop bends rays of light, magnifying the image.

See what other shapes and forms water can pull off in the next easy activity.

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