That looks so fun and engaging for your littles! We just finished our force & motion experiments and had so much fun...especially during our egg drop!! Elyse :)Proud to be Primary
Thank you, Elyse! Last year students independently did these experiments at home with a parents and this year the lower grades are asked to complete an activity as a class. Last year, students had two cups: one where they watered their bean seeds with water and another where they use another liquid of their choice. They had to predict what plant would grow better and document through observations weekly through coloring in a booklet log. These year, I think we might do the same experiment as a class, but also try a variety of seeds. I just came back from The Christmas Tree Shop and bought miracle grow, clear cups, green bean seeds, watermelon seeds, baby's breath seeds, and cucumber seeds. Your force and motion experiments sound like fun! Children just love experiments! They are curious and gain so much experience and knowledge through their investigations!
First of all, I LOVE your blog design! I teach 3rd grade, and we do a LOT of Science experiments. I LOVE when we get to the magnets unit. My students make electromagnets! It's a lot of fun for me and for them. :)KatherineThe Lesson Chef
Sounds like so much fun, Katherine! Thanks for sharing!Jacqueline
I teach middle school, but I have a pre schooler at home and his teachers do lots of experiments with him. He makes things like flubber and rainbow bread. Wish I had links, but I bet they are Pinterest finds! Elizabeth Hodges Herald
That's great! There are so many cute and age appropriate science experiments and investigations for young learners! Jacqueline
We love the LEGO Education Preschool Simple Machines kits with the DUPLO blocks. SO engaging and promotes free discovery. A fabulous fall experiment was putting an ear of indian corn in a plastic bin of water and watching it sprout grass. Great for a back to school September activity :) Great linky!xo,MissVerickersAdventures
I haven't heard about the LEGO Education Preschool Simple Machines kits! I am going to have to look into that! I also love the ear of indian corn idea! I will have to remember this for next year! Thanks so much for sharing!Jacqueline
Very cute! We are working on inquiry projects for our science week. The students pick a topic, do an experiment, and present it. It's really a blast!Jen Endeavors in Education
Such a great idea! Last year, my students picked one of 2 inquiry projects: "Thirsty Plants: Will a plant grow being feed another liquid?" and "Will a plant grow in the dark?" and they all ended up picking the "Thirsty Plants" project. Students had two cups: one where they watered their bean seeds with water and one where they used another liquid of their choice. They had to predict what plant would grow better and document through observations weekly through coloring in a booklet log. It turned out great, as you can see in the picture!Jacqueline
We just completed an experiment where we saw how PEEPS would react when placed in different liquids. I was surprised by our findings! I also love our butterfly unit!Thanks for sharing!LisaPAWSitively Teaching.
I wish we had a Science Fair, that would be so much fun!Sara Frampton's FUNdamentals
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