Look at our Giant Balance!

Kerry has spent the last couple weeks building this giant balance that I saw on the internet and just had to have for this year's science projects. It's the perfect toy for our outdoor water and sand table.

Today the kids just experimented with the balance and weighed different amounts of sand.

Water was the next obvious choice to try out on the balance. A soaker hose has been wound through the shrubs, tree, and over the playhouse to create "rain" on hot summer days. The kids decided filling their measuring cups from the "rain" was ideal.

We'll continue to experiment and compare other things this week. We'll look at wet and dry sand, water and sand, water and river pebbles, sand and pebbles and whatever else the kids want to weigh.


  1. What a fantastic idea! I love it!

  2. I really love this - I would love to build one! I want to share this on my facebook page!

  3. You're welcome to post it on Facebook. It wasn't an original idea of mine; I just got my husband to build it for me. The kids love it, and I plan to incorporate measurement throughout our science themes this year. I'll ask him for measurements and post how it was built.

  4. Oh let me know when you post them - visit me on my page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kreative-Resources/212611188777184#!/pages/Kreative-Resources/212611188777184