Floating or sinking
This resource provides materials to support EAL learners who are New to English or at Early Acquisition stage to join in with practical activities to explore the topic of floating and sinking.
It includes two different sorting activities which can be used for learners to predict whether particular objects will sink or float in water, and also to scaffold speaking and writing about which objects float and which sink after taking part in the activity. There is a word mat for further language support.
On the right hand side of this page are a number of documents that you can download for free. Please note that the Teaching Notes and Resources can be found in the pdf document (the first item on the list), whilst the PowerPoint document(s) include(s) presentation(s) which you can display on your interactive board in your classroom.
© The Bell Educational Trust Limited. This resource is free to use for educational purposes.
This resource was originally developed by R. Wilson and has been adapted for The Bell Foundation’s teaching materials and resources. The resource was formally referenced as EAL Nexus.