Train Track Cause and Effect

When done well, preschool science is exciting and intellectually meaningful.

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The right preschool science activities can nurture your child’s natural sense of adventure and curiosity, help your child develop his own understanding of the natural world, encourage your child to be a persistent problem solver, and introduce your child to basic elements of scientific reasoning (seeking evidence; testing predictions).

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This activity did just that.

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First, it required your little one to think critically about an animal on their train track.

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Each student first set up a few pieces of wooden train track.

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They had to set it up in a way that made it possible for their trains to gain momentum.

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At the end of the track was a plastic animal. It was up to your little to determine how many trains it would take to push their creature off of the track.

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Lastly, this activity enabled them to make predictions, problem solve, and apply their understanding of cause and effect.

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