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Why use this resource?
Science and its associated skills are so important for young children- watch them play and investigate independently for a while and see how they are natural scientists! However, it can be a daunting task to teach structured science experiences. This resource takes some of that difficulty away as it equips educators with the tools to successfully navigate a science experiment.
What is included: Seven activities
*Cloud in a jar
*Finding iron in cereal
*Make your own lava lamp
Along with each activity (Materials needed, instructions, cautions) there are recommended activities to go alongside each of the experiments, and handy tips about how to incorporate the experiments into a larger topic.
For each activity there is also a poster that can be used to show children how to follow instructions for scientific purposes, and/or to display on the wall alongside pictures of the children during the experiment or even the results of the experiments themselves.
There is also a 500 word referenced rationale for science activities for use in day books, experience plans and observation assessment.
Early Years Learning Framework Links
For Australians: A list of the E.Y.L.F. outcomes that these activities can potentially meet, or be predicted outcomes of experience or lesson plans.
This document was created with the early years in mind (Pre-K and kinder) but is appropriate up to 6th grade.