Science Parent Activity

In class we have been learning about materials, their properties and how suitable they are for different purposes. We invited our parents in to help us investigate the best material to make tea bags from.

We made our predictions and designed our investigation. We kept the amount of tea in each bag the same and only changed the material. Most of us thought that the paper towel would not make a good tea bag because it would soak up too much water and fall apart letting all the loose tea out. We also predicted the tin foil would make a terrible tea bag because it is waterproof. Most of us predicted the felt would be the best material.

After our experiment we reflected on what we had learnt and the best option for tea bag material was… paper towel!