What an amazing science week in Pre-school! Preschool age children are inquisitive and open-minded – great traits for budding young scientists! Science at a preschool level is a lot of fun as the children are truly mesmerized by chemical reactions, love exploring nature, and are always ready to build things.
The staff and children have had a fabulous time carrying out experiments and with plenty of messy fun too! The beginning of the week saw them creating volcanos and slime, experimenting with colour, ice and shadows and investigating light, shapes and weight. At the end of the week, they turned their attention to how wind affects objects, and held a paper fish race to see how fast the fish could ‘swim’ depending on what was blowing them along. (We particularly enjoyed listening to the children sing ‘1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive’ whilst they raced!!). Magnetic forces were great fun too as the children investigated items with magnetic properties. To see how magnetic forces work, they sprinkled iron filings on paper and moved a magnet underneath to watch the filings follow the magnetic pull.