Young children perceive their world through their hands. They are constantly on the move, manipulating things and arranging items as a means to understand their functions.
Providing materials and experiences that contribute to the acclimation on new concepts facilitates discovery and intrigue.
Using black pasta pieces, shaving cream, and baking soda, we created our own ghosts!
Your little one squirted shaving foam out of a can and combined it with baking soda to create a dough.
They then added pasta pieces for the eyes. Lastly, they added vinegar, as they watched their ghosts foam and fizzle!
A primary vehicle to scientific instruction is that of example.
Because the study of scientific concepts incorporate both observation and experimentation, our classroom activities strive to both display and apply this type of instruction.
Your budding chemist learned that all things are made up of molecules.
We talked about how some molecules are bound really close together while some molecules are bound further apart, and the word that describes this phenomena is known as “Density”.
Using three different materials (all the color white to go with our ghost theme), we placed each into a bowl of water and observed how each material dissolved.
We then discussed why we thought some materials “disappeared” faster than others.