Dollar Store Science Activity: Observing & Examining
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Learning About Observing And Examining
Why Preschool Science?
Preschoolers are curious creatures. Science experiments, even very simple experiments fuel their curiosity for the world. Learning how to observe, how to talk about what they see and how to predict what might happen are amazing tools for the future! Experiments increase practical life and fine motor skills not to mention math and literacy skills.
Watch It Grow! Dollar Store Science.
This week we spent some time with a simple $1 grown animal. I set up a very simple invitation to observe, examine, measure and talk about the changes we saw happen. What a simple, fun and very inexpensive way to encourage curiosity!
- grow animal
- paper towels and a small tray (optional)
Invitation To Observe Set Up:
We set up a small table for observation this week. Liam was excited to add him to the water and we discussed what might happen. Time to wait and see.
Dollar Store Science Examining And Observing
I can’t tell you how many times this little guy was taken in and out of the water. He was measured and examined thoroughly. We used our science tools to make observations and predictions. I didn’t push him to write or draw as he was so excited to do it “his way”. Right now his way is just great!
This young age is an amazing time to let him wonder, predict, think and imagine what is happening and what could happen! I simply want him to enjoy the ideas he is learning and when the time is right, take it a bit further. This activity could be adapted easily for older children with charts, journals and graphs. We simply checked in on him and marveled at his growth.
We have been working on simple science concepts, repeating similar types of experiments to build knowledge and reinforce learning skills. Young children need simple concepts repeated for greater understanding, so try a few ways and you will be amazed at how much they remember. This will build confidence for new learning experiences and curiosity to try new experiments!
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