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Archive for December, 2015

Orangey-Orange-Orange

Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear by Emily Gravett

Each Orange Had Eight Slices by Paul Giganti

Here is a link to a fascinating sink or float experiment: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/orangefloatorsink.html

orange pear apple beareach orange had eight slices

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Let it Snow!

Cat and Mouse in Snow by Tomek Bogacki

Millions of Snowflakes by Mary McKenna Siddals

Find some preschool snow science ideas below: http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/snow/science.htm

Also, check out the science section of the link below:

http://www.preschool-plan-it.com/winter.html

Cat and Mouse in SnowMillions of Snowflakes

The Color White

Winter White by Christianne Jones

Nanook and Pryce by Ned Crowley

Look under “white science” on this site:

http://www.preschoolexpress.com/theme-station11/color-white-january.shtml

More “white science” activities can be found here:

http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2013/02/color-science-a-stem-program-for-preschoolers/

 

winter whitenanook and pryce

How is Ice Formed? (Jane Yolen)

Once Upon Ice And Other Frozen Poems by Jane Yolen

Welcome to the Ice House by Jane Yolen

The author provides books which prompt an exploration of the science of ice. Discover some great suggestions for that exploration by going to the links below:

http://www.preschoolexpress.com/theme-station11/ice-january.shtml

http://www.parentingscience.com/preschool-science-experiment.html

once upon icewelcome to the ice house

Kinetic Bouncing Had Potential

Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas

is everyone ready for fun

Explain the difference between kinetic energy and potential energy, then play a game with children during which you say either, “potential,” when children can store energy by not moving or “kinetic,” when children can move like the cows did when they were on chicken’s sofa.

For another investigation of bouncing, go to :

http://rainydaymum.co.uk/what-makes-balls-bounce

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