Gooey Ghosts

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.

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Providing materials and experiences that contribute to the acclimation on new concepts facilitates discovery and intrigue.

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Using black pasta pieces, shaving cream, and baking soda, we created our own ghosts!

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Your little one squirted shaving foam out of a can and combined it with baking soda to create a dough.

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They then added pasta pieces for the eyes. Lastly, they added vinegar, as they watched their ghosts foam and fizzle!

 

Ghosts in a Jar – Density Experiment

A primary vehicle to scientific instruction is that of example.

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Because the study of scientific concepts incorporate both observation and experimentation, our classroom activities strive to both display and apply this type of instruction.

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Your budding chemist learned that all things are made up of molecules.

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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”.

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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.

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We then discussed why we thought some materials “disappeared” faster than others.

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