Science experiment – is it waterproof ?

We looked at different materials; paper, plastic, metal and fabric and did an experiment to see which were waterproof and which weren’t.

First we made our predictions, and then we wrapped a teddy in each of the materials and dunked him in the basin of water.

We discovered that paper and fabric are not waterproof but plastic and metal are.

Following on from this experiment we looked at all our coats and discussed which were waterproof and which weren’t. We decided that rain coats were made of a plastic material therefore they were waterproof however a lot of our fabric coats are not waterproof.

We had great fun!