1.
Fill the large mayonnaise jar with
the golf balls or rubber balls all
the way to the top.
Ask this question: **Is
the mayonnaise jar full? **
2. Fill the mayonnaise jar up with the
little pebbles or rice and shake the
jar lightly so that the pebbles fall
into the open spaces between the balls.
Ask this question:**
Is the mayonnaise jar full? **
3. Fill the mayonnaise jar up with the
sand and shake the jar slightly so that
the sand fills the empty spaces around
the golf balls and pebbles / rice.
Ask this question:**
Is the mayonnaise jar full?**
(The sand has filled up every bit
of space left. You ask yourself:
Has it?)
4. Now pour the water into the
mayonnaise jar and watch as this liquid
effectively fills the empty space
between the sand.
Ask this question: **Is
the mayonnaise jar full?**
Finally - the empty mayonnaise jar
has been filled completely.
Tip: Try to find an empty plastic
jar to use instead of glass.
**You may want to do this experment
outside so that you have less of a
mess to clean up. ** |