miércoles, 22 de marzo de 2017

Encouraging young scientists

Finding natural opportunities to explore science in the preschool classroom
Hello,Friend!  Introducing science to preschoolers can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be!  Science is all around us.  Just by taking some time to observe everyday items and asking questions about those items, we are encouraging our students to become scientific investigators.

Look for natural opportunities for exploring science

Much to our delight, spring has come early for us here in the midwest.  The temperatures have been unseasonably warm and the ground has thawed.  We had a few children that couldn't wait to dig up worms and just this week, they finally found some!  Of course, once that happened, both classes became interested in the process.  We set out garden spades, magnifying glasses, petri dishes, and tweezers to aid the children in their worm excavations.  Lots of worms were found and placed on an observation table.  There were some great discussions about what worms eat and how they poop!  When the children had all gone home for the day, the worms were safely returned to their homes in the ground.  
As with our worm exploration, let your students guide you in what interests them and the inquiry process will come naturally.

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If you would like to learn more about how to incorporate science into your preschool classroom, click on the link below...

I hope you have a wonderful day!

My best, 

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