December 6, 2011
The first two days or worms we worked on our worm word wall and learned some really great facts about the worm
We learn about how many hearts a worm has and how they have no teeth
The second day we are working on the anatomy of a worm, and more facts. We are introducing new vocabulary words from the word wall in all the lessons this week. Here are our two projects so far!
Our words come from the Dolch list for preschool and first grade.
Then we made cereal worms to begin our intro the anatomy of a worm
We simply allowed the children to glue the cereal on the paper and make a cereal tree
InshaAllah later we will go on a worm hunt!
November 29, 2011
Alhamdulilah we taught a lesson in floating and sinking.
We saw this idea on Irresistible Ideas For Play Based Learning. Check it out ( http://www.playbasedlearning.com.au/2011/10/floating-sinking-and-predicting/)
Before we started this fun science lesson, we talked about the words float and sink. First of all I was truly amazed that my newly turned three year old Tasbeeh read the words float and sink to me when I asked him what did the words say on the index card! He totally took me by surprise and I needed a minute to recover lol
After telling them what the words means and quizzing them on it, I asked the boys to find three objects in the house that we will see if it floats or sink. After they ran around the house, I picked three of my own and then we met up to discuss what we had and whether it looks like it will sink or float.. prediction time.
The boys filled our bin with water as far enough to make a difference that we could see what sank and what floated.
The boys took turns placing objects in the water and telling me if it floats or sinks and this helped them to keep the definitions in their memory.
We laid down on the floor to get a better look at the items that went to the top and the ones that went to the bottom. It was fun and afterwards our four yr old journaled about it, writing his new vocabulary words float and sink and then drawing in his journal what happened with our wet and fun science experiment.
May 25, 2011
What happens when you mix milk food coloring and dish detergent? I really thought this was awesome. I read it on a preschool science website and had to try it. Tired out pretty cool, what do you think?
You will need a dish of milk
We put the Q tips (the tips only) in the detergent and then the children touched the food coloring with it.
Watch all the neat designs that happenes with this easy to do and fun science experiment. The children had such a good time and as I always say, I love when the materials are right there in our home!
Put food coloring on the edges of the tray of milk
The end result of our mixing
April 27, 2011
>Ok in taking the Habeebee Homeschooling challenge this week we did a water based activity.
We decided to do indoor rain, it was simple fun and the children enjoyed it
This is something best seen on video so I did a brief recording and took some pictures.
Directions: For this you need a small amount of hot water inside the jar. Place the lid ontop of the jar upside down and put several ice cubes on the lid. Moisture forms on the lid top inside the jar and soon you will see the moisture drip down like rain. warm air can hold more moisture than cold air. when warm air in the sky hits cold air higher up, it condenses turns into water vapor and rains
|Part 2 of the science project we made ice with blue food coloring the second time around with the same concept in mind
April 12, 2011
We had such a great time doing this experiement, its a sure hit every time we do it. For this science experiment you need the following:
Objective: You can make this a time for children to make a hypothesis, looking at the experiment ask them what do they think will happen when the mix the ingredients. They are learning about chemical reactions.
After we did this experiment we turned it into a volcano by making a playdough volcano, which you will learn how to make in another post inshaAllah.
This was one the children wanted to do over and over again!