Many of you know that I have been attending college to become an elementary teacher. Well, I like to create simple, child-friendly projects for students and my own children. One science project I have tried out with my little ones has a little bit of a lesson to go along with it. This investigation is set for a kindergarten level, but can easily be implemented for children who are younger. This is what I have done for the experiment so that Little Boy and Little Girl could both help complete it. For my project board, I used a Tri-Fold Display Board in Blue, and green Glitter Glue. I found the boards on an end-cap along with a bunch of different board add-ons. I didn’t really find any that I liked so, I didn’t get them. I used printed pictures to make the sides, and the felt place mat to make my title area. I used construction paper to make the hillside, lake, and sun. I titled all of the areas with construction paper as well.
Your child can conduct a simple experiment to further their knowledge of a portion of the water cycle. They can also use a science journal to draw their findings and understandings, including precipitation. By completing this experiment, you can help your child focus their attention by asking them to imagine that it is cloudy outside. Yo ucan hold a cotton ball and ask your child if it is fluffy or hard. The child should be able to answer this simple question. You can then hold up an eye dropper or medicine dropper and a cup of water and ask what the dropper can be used to squeeze out. The child should be able to tell you that water can be squeezed from the dropper. Following this focus activity, continue with the following steps:
Child/Student will then be given a cup of water, napkins, eye droppers, safety goggles, two cotton balls, and will already have their journals and pencils within reach.
Child/Student will be instructed to put on their safety goggles.
Child/Student will be instructed to use the eye dropper to suck water from their cup until the eye dropper is full, then drip water onto the first cotton ball.
Child/Student will drip water until the water saturates and falls onto the paper towel.
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