Water Games for Kids

How Cold Is It?

How cold is it? Find out using this experiment. We know the average healthy human body maintains a temperature of about 98.6 degrees. But can our bodies accurately read temperatures lower than that? Play this "dippy" game to find out.

What You'll Need:

  • Bowl of water
  • Ice
  • Thermometer
  • Bare feet
  • Notebook
  • Pencil or pen

On a warm day, sit outside and dip a naked toe into a bowl of water and make a guess at what temperature the water actually is. Measure the real temperature with a thermometer and write it beside your guess.

Now add some ice to the bowl and guess again. Measure the correct temperature and write both figures down.

Now carefully add warm water to the ice water (making sure it's not too hot to touch), stick your toe in, and repeat the process.

See if your body even comes close to guessing the correct temperatures.

Weigh in on how much you think your friend's water balloon weighs. Learn how to play water balloon weigh-in on the next page.

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