Pre-school Science

I was really interested to read this article in the Guardian this week about pre-schoolers and Science.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/occams-corner/2017/apr/04/can-pre-school-children-learn-to-do-science

Last month was actually British Science Week which had prompted me to reflect on the science opportunities I offer the children in my care so the article was very timely.

Recently we enjoyed flying a kite (force and gravity). We have also been enjoying blowing lots of bubbles (elasticity, surface tension, chemistry, light, and geometry), the children always love this, even the babies.  We have also previously enjoyed planting sunflower seeds (life cycles and processes) in the past. All these activities allowed the children, despite their years, to observe, experiment, investigate and discover.

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