Apr 04

Water evaporation experiment

The preschool students started an experiment to learn about evaporation. They have been learning about the Water Cycle and how water rains down from the clouds to water the ground and trees and flowers then the sun shines and evaporates the water back up into the clouds to start the process all over again.

We filled a cup half full of water and placed a piece of blue tape at the top of the water level. We placed the cup in the window where we have our grass seed cups from an earlier project.

We will check the cup of water in the next few days to see if the water level is much lower than the blue tape line.

Apr 04

Making a cloud in preschool

While learning about the Water Cycle, the students experimented to make their own cloud in a jar. We filled a jar half full of water. Squirted shaving cream on top of the water. Squirted a small amount of blue food coloring on top of the shaving cream and down towards the side of it. The blue color slowly began to drip down through the shaving cream into the water like it was raining through the cloud.

Mar 28

Rainbow bottles

I saw many posts about rainbow bottles from other blogs so I thought I would try a twist on this activity in my preschool classroom. The students loved it and were quick to learn the colors of the rainbow — in order. ROY G. BIV.

We filled plastic bottles about 3/4 of the way full with water. Added food coloring to each bottle. We were able to use our color wheel on the wall that we made painted a few months ago since some of the rainbow colors require mixing two colors together.

We learned the name: ROY G. BIV to learn the colors of the rainbow in order. Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo Violet.

The students had a great time scrambling the bottles and lining them back in the correct order. They even tested their friends to see if they could line them in the correct color order.

Mar 28

Rubber egg experiment update

Last year the preschool students tried an experiment to make a rubber egg. See that post here.?

This year the preschool students tried that same experiment again because, ya know, science is always more fun when you try experiments again and again to compare the results.

Last week we put a raw egg in vinegar. We let it sit for 2 days then changed the vinegar after the 2-day period. We let the egg sit in fresh vinegar for another 7 days.

Today was the day to see if the experiment worked and to see what happened. We poured the vinegar off and carefully dumped the egg out into a hand. We had to handle the egg very carefully and tenderly, but we were able to hold it and feel it. It did feel a bit like rubber. We bounced it lightly on the table. We definitely could not play ball with it or bounce it on the floor or against the wall, but it did have a little bounce on the table. Just remember: do not squeeze the egg or it will burst.




Mar 27

Spring song for preschool

The preschool students loved learning and singing this song as they welcomed in spring.

Mar 27

Breezy the Flying Seed

The preschool students used their fine motor skills to color a picture of Breezy the Flying Seed. Then they used their scissor cutting fine motor skills to cut it out.

They folded one ear down to the front of the seed face and one ear down to the back. Then the fun part began.

They held their Breezy seed up high above their heads and let it drop to the ground to fly. This was a fun, whimsical activity to give them some indoor activity.

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