Science with Dr Joe

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 whyThese 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.

July 2018

Open Day: Saturday 28 July 9.30am -11.30am. Everyone is welcome!

Catching Waterbugs

The children have recently enjoyed having the fun, educational and interactive incursion by ‘Waterbug Wonders’.

Waterbug Wonders is an official Nature Play Queensland program and was run by Sue and Wanda.

The children learned about the various insects found in freshwater and were taught that they should use their local creeks and rivers to explore, appreciate and conserve the animals and insects which live in these habitats.

The children had a wonderful hands on experience with waterbug picking. Each child was provided with a selection of materials and water from a local creek. Using a spoon they caught bugs they saw in their tray and put them gently into small vials filled with creek water. The vials allowed the children to clearly see the bugs they had found. This activity was fantastic for developing hand-eye coordination, fine motor and observation skills. There were many types of waterbugs and some were very quick and well camouflaged. The children were encouraged to discuss the waterbugs that they had found.

The children learnt about the special things water bugs have that help them live in their water environment. We also were told a story illustrating the need to look after the creeks and the impacts of littering.

 

June 2018


1 June – Under 8’s Visit to Kenmore State School

11 June – Obstacle-a-thon (A3 & LM)

13 June – Parents/Teacher Interviews

14 June – Obstacle-a-thon (LF & J2)

19 & 22 June – Special Visitors Day

19 June – Committee Meeting 7.30pm

24 June – Working Bee 8.30 to 11.30am

25 & 28 June – Dr Joe Science Show

May 2018


15 May – Committee Meeting 7.30pm

28 & 31 May – Author Chris Collin visit 11am