Children are naturally curious. They explore, touch, feel, listen and want to learn. In this book, the authors offer 112 ready-to-use science experiments for preschoolers. These hands-on science experiments and ideas with step-by-step instructions delight and amaze children as they experience nature, the human body, electricity, floating and sinking, and more. Children participate in projects such as making a tornado in a jar, creating constellations and growing crystals. Categorized by curriculum areas, each activity includes a list of vocabulary words and easily accessible materials. The book also includes suggestions of additional ways to extend each activity.
"... The book is filled with experiments that allow young children to begin to learn the principles of science and to gain an appreciation for nature. Like [More Mudpies to Magnets), this book utilizes common objects, and one does not have to search far to gather the supplies."
—Homeschoolers of Central Jersey
Table of Contents:
Words You Can Use: Talking with Children About Science
Things You Will Need: Setting Up for Science
Science Safety: Build Good Habits Early
Finding the Things You Will Needs
What To Do: Some Thoughts on Teaching Science
Young Children & Learning
Some Ideas About Planning
Want to Do More: Making Your Own Science Kits
- On Your Own: Science Center Activities
- Building With Science: Construction and Measurement
- Science For A Crowd: Circle Time Activities
- Paints and Prints: Scientific Art
- Wet and Messy: Science For A Special Place
- Science To Grow On: Health and Nutrition
- Learning About Nature: Outdoor Science
- Acting Out Science In A Big Way: Creativity and Movement
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