Friday, January 31, 2014

We are Scientists!

The past couple of weeks have been so busy.  I haven't had time to breath, let alone post something on my little ole blog.  This is what we have been up to....
Another co-worker and I hosted a 'Science Night' at our school.  It was a huge success, especially since it was only 8 degrees outside!  Here are a few shots of the fun.
This week I hosted my own science activities in class.  We made our own goggles that we used all week.  The sweeties LOVED them.
Monday was color mixing 101.  Some of our activities included: hypothesizing what new color would be made by mixing two primary colors together.  
The scientist recorded their hypothesis.
We then took turns mixing food coloring in water to see if our guesses were correct. 
 We then recorded our conclusion on our data sheets.
Tuesday was 'magnify the situation' day.  We matched tiny pictures to bigger ones by looking at them through magnifying glasses.
We then looked at all sorts of objects with magnifying glasses to observe diffferent characteristics of each.  Finally, we dipped our fingertips into ink pads to look at our fingerprints with magnifying glasses.  We identified what type of fingerprint we had and then turned our prints into different kinds of objects, such as animals, people, and vehicles.
Wednesday was 'sink or float' day.  We hypothesized about which objects could float and which ones would sink. 
 
We tested our hypothesis and recorded our results on a fishbowl cut-out.

Thursday was 'magnificent magnets'.  We hypothesized which objects would stick to a magnet and which ones would not.  We recorded our results in a take home book.  We used a water bottle to fill with objects attracted to a magnet.  The little scientists took them home so they could conduct the experiment at home.  
 Check out these faces!  They were so excited.  :)
Whew!  We packed a lot of learning in during this fun, fun week!!!
You can find directions, recording sheets and ideas in my 'Sensational Science' pack on TpT or TN.
Click HERE for a science theme color freebie.

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Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)



5 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fabulous resource for preschool teachers! I too am a preschool teacher who loves to incorporate fun science activities in my classroom! I love how you organized the sink or float activity. It's such a classic one that I always use, but love your spin on it!

    :)Kimberly
    Check out my new blog: littlemrspreschool.blogspot.com

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  2. This is fantastic! I love, love, love the science goggles!!!! All of the activities are super engaging. I wish my kids could have gone to your preschool. WONDERFUL!

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  3. Thanks for the freebie! How did you make the goggles? We've been doing alot of Science lately and my kiddos would LOVE these!

    ~Traci
    The Bender Bunch

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    1. I can email you the pattern. :) Send me your email address.

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    2. thebendersbunch@gmail.com

      Thanks!

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