Last Easter I picked up a few dozen of Darth Vader Easter eggs and we’ve since found all sorts of fun uses for them. We’ve used them in sensory bins and to make weight Montessori-inspired weight cylinders. Most recently we used them to talk about density and buoyancy.

V is for Vader (1) 

In order to do this experiment, you’ll need some Darth Vader plastic containers, various objects to fill the containers with, and a tub of water.

V is for Vader (2)

When empty you’ll find that Lord Vader floats. Fill him up with wooden blocks, stones, etc.. to see if this changes. Challenge your child to sink Vader and defeat the Empire!

V is for Vader (3)

This post has been part of The ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings series.

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