Thursday, April 21, 2011

Getting Ready for Kindergarten (Science)

April - Going Green!


Physical Setting and the Living Environment
As a natural scientists, young children need opportunities to use their 5 senses to learn about the world around them. Giving children time to explore different materials and objects helps them gain scientific awareness. Children in the pre-school years are eager to learn more about their living environment. Animals and plants are some of the first things.

Learning Science is Fun and Easy!
Children learn by doing, by trying new ideas and challenging old ones. This doesn't just happen in school. You can help your child learn by providing him with safe, interesting learning experiences in a supportive atmosphere. Here are a few things, that while doing them, you are teaching science:
-See how long it takes for a flower bud to burst into full bloom.
-Watch the moon as it appears to change shape over the course of a month and record the changes.
-Look for stars in the night sky.
-Bake a cake.
-Figure out how the spin cycle of a washing machine gets the water out of the clothes.
-Take apart an old clock or mechanical toys - you don't need to put it back together!
-Sort your recyclable items: paper, plastic or glass.

Don't forget to share what you've done with your kids to get them ready for Kindergarten!

posted by:
Cara Retz

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