Science and Nature

Exploring the sounds of glass

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As part of our study on glass, we spent time exploring the sounds of glass in preschool!

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Exploring and creating with sugar glass

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Our pre-k class participated in exploring and creating beautiful designs and mosaics with sugar glass.

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G is for [sugar] glass

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Sugar glass looks and feels almost like real glass only it is made purely of sugar. I prepared several batches of sugar glass to take to preschool and explore.

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Investigating the parts of a spider through fine motor play

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I have always wanted to try gelatin play and finally took the time to put it together using our own version of spider parts and it was totally worth it.

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Learning with leaves

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After gathering a set of leaves, the children explored the leaves by sorting them on our table chart and making leaf confetti!

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Scientists ask questions

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Today I’d like to share an activity that we did with our pre-k students to extend our study of the tools scientists use and to encourage them to “think like a scientist.”

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Exploring the tools of a scientist

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We read the story “Meet Einstein” and then explored the tools of a scientist in our preschool classroom! A super fun filled day of scientific discovery!

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Fall flower water science

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Yesterday I shared with you how we explored and collected the colors of fall flowers and today I want to share with you our fall flower water science.

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Exploring the colorful flowers of fall

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Since our leaves haven’t changed color yet we introduced fall colors by exploring the flowers of fall and soon we will explore fall leaves.

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Will the animals eat our apples?

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We went outdoors to find the answer to our question “Will animals eat apples?” for our science and discovery in preschool.

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Make and explore watercolor science

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Our preschool class explored the process of making their own watercolor paint plus a simple paper towel science too!

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Five fun ways to teach with tape

Teaching with Tape

Introducing five fun ways teachers can use tape in the preschool classroom to promote learning and play!

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The magic of tape

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Somewhere towards the middle of the school year, I put all of our colored tape on a paper roll holder for our preschool class to use for a project that I can’t even remember. I hadn’t intended to keep the tape on the holder but my students used the tape every day in all different kinds of ways so when you have such interest, you stick with it…

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Colored water play in preschool

Colored Water Mixing

Exploring the process of mixing colors with this very intriguing and open ended water play station!

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Sink or Float: an exploration with nature

Sink or Float

Exploring the concept of floating vs. sinking with the help of nature items we collected around our preschool!

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Make and play with Venus Fly Traps

Venus Fly Trap

Making and playing with the most unusual yet fun plant: the Venus Fly Trap in preschool!

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