Saturday, 2 May 2015

"Water Fun for Kindergarten Scientists"

We had the privilege of having Scientists in School join us this week to provide the students an opportunity to explore water. The program was called "Water Fun for Kindergarten Scientists". For more information about their programming please click the link: 

Our little scientists love H2O!

The scientist had many stations available for the students to explore various aspects of water.
"Ms. Tompkins we are doing math too!" - When using the measuring cup to see there was 100 mL
What happens when you drop water on a sponge?

What about on wax paper?

The water is not absorbed

What happens on paper towel?
What will happen to the water when we put it in these containers?

They made and tested sail boats

What will happen to these objects when we drop them in water?

Water can be a lot of fun too!

Thank you so much to Scientists in School for providing a fun and educational morning for our students. We learned:
- about the water cycle: evaporation, condensation and precipitation
- water can be absorbed or not
- objects sink or float
And so much more!

'How to Raise a Scientist'

The Scientists in School website has lots of really great ideas and resources available for not only teachers, but parents and children as well. Here is the link to the parent page giving ideas on how to raise a scientist:

I love this suggestion from the website:

"Get outside!

We all know that with TV, computer and video games, kids today often spend too much time inside. One way to help manage the 'screen time' is to give them fun alternatives that get them outside. By providing a simple magnifying glass, pair of binoculars and some age-appropriate nature identification books, you are giving your child ideal tools to explore their own backyard up close and personal. Take a walk together, visit a local park, join a guided hike, or plant your own vegetable garden. You'll be amazed at what you can discover together. An excellent book - Lost Child in the Woods - Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv, winner of the Audubon 2008 Award, provides concrete suggestions for parents looking to infuse more 'green time' in their children's lives."

Take some time to look around their website, lots of great things!

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