Health & Science
Model of the Digestive System
Apples and Handwashing: "We put a clean apple slice in one jar. We passed another apple slice around the class as we came in from recess with dirty hands. We have been observing the two jars in the science center. This is the difference after 8 days - gross! (This picture doesn't really show the mold.)" - A great way to teach about germs.
Apples and Handwashing [Put a clean apple slice in one jar. Pass another apple slice around the class after playing outside at recess. Observe the two jars over the next week.]
'Little Kid Treasure Hunt in Rice/Sand' Station -- great for really little kids (2-5yrs). Huge kiddie swimming pool and fill with rice or sand. Then plant a bunch of small, metallic toys. Give the kids a magnet --- they could sit in the middle and look for toys. For slightly older kids, make them wear the eye patch.
Can you make this flashlight work?
Descriptive Vocabulary for Scientists
Static Electricity: Rolling Can
"An object generally has the same number of positive and negative charges. An object can lose negative charges and thus become positively charged. Try rubbing a balloon(s) with a piece of wool. This will remove negative charges from the wool and add them to the balloon(s) making the balloon(s) negatively charged."- Learning Ideas K-8
Static Electricity: Repel/Attract
Habitats [Sort animals based on habitat. Land vs. Sea dwellers. Ground vs. Tree Dwellers]
Read "When it starts to snow" or "Time to Sleep" and then discuss how various animals get ready for winter. Some animals migrate to warmer climates, some animals find a warm home and then hibernate and sleep all winter, others are active or awake all winter long and try hard to gather food. Then have your child sort and glue the animals in their winter habitats.