This week at kindy, the children were visited by scientist Dr Joe. Dr Joe introduced the children to the basic process of scientific thought and investigation through a variety of science experiments and hands on learning. He encouraged the children to wonder about something and then to work out how it happens, then why does it happen. Throughout the process the children were encouraged to test out their ideas.
Some of the experiments included:
- Experimenting with air rockets
- Experiments with air and making a cloud
- Making gas in a tin can
- How sound is made
- Exploring white light
The children did lots of scientific thinking as to what would happen, how will we find out, testing out ideas, observations of what happened and why.
The children were then able to explore a variety of scientific toys and work out how they work and why. These included marble runs, things to look through, making vortexes, magnets, Newton’s Cradle.
The children thoroughly enjoyed being “scientists” in such a fun interactive hands on learning experience.