We had to help Cinderella again!! She wrote us a letter asking if we could find a suitable material to help her clean up spills. We talked about what we wanted the material to be and we decided it had to soak up the water. The scientific word for that is absorbent. We listed a range of materials that we wanted to test then we worked in groups to test each material. We did this by having a plate of water and seeing if we could use the material to soak up the water. We found that the sponge, paper towel, fabric and towel were absorbent. The rubber was not absorbent and we had a big discussion about the material which they think is the best one fabric which would be the best one fabric as it was sort of soaking up the water but not very well! We wrote a sentences on a whiteboard about which material we thought would be the best one to use.