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Preschool Science!

Presenting science to a preschooler can be a daunting task. Science is pretty obscure with a lot of complex concepts, right? Well luck for me I have Mother Goose Time (our fabulous preschool curriculum) to do all of the hard work for me! 

Today we discussed states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Our first example was water, and how under different conditions it can be solid (ice), liquid (water) or gas (steam). This was a huge hit because let’s be honest, what kid doesn’t love to play with water and ice?!?

We talked a little bit about molecules and how their proximity to each other determines the state of the object. X actually understood this a lot more then I expected, exclaiming “the molecules in our house are really close together so it can be solid and strong!”

Our first project today was a quick and fun study on how things can change from one state to another. We decorated a blob of glue and discussed what would happen to the glue after sitting out. X decided it would dry and become a solid. We’re still waiting for it to dry, but he’s very excited to see if his hypothesis is correct!

X’s favorite project of the day was a recipe! We took cream (liquid) and put it in a jar. I asked if he thought we could turn it into a solid. He did not. But after a few fun and silly minutes of counting and shaking we made it into a thick (and delicious!) whipped cream! Adorned with some fresh berries and it was a great snack to wrap our school for the day!

Yum! You really can’t beat science you can eat!

I received this month’s Mother Goose Time curriculum free of charge in exchange for sharing our experience and my opinions. All content and opinions are 100% mine and truly honest.

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July MGT The Art Studio!

We’ve had sooo much fun with The Art Studio so far this month! X has learned the names of the famous artworks we’ve been studying, the artists who created them and even a bit about the countries the artists are from. But the most amazing development has been his enthusiasm and confidence in making his own art! I’ve never seen him so focused or proud of an art piece or craft. His artistic spirit is really thriving within this unit. 

His powers of observation have really come to the front. He’s talking about texture, color and composition.

He’s also learned a great deal about color mixing and is getting really good at predicting what colors will result from his experiements.

The mixed media elements of each project have really kept them interesting. It’s also given us an opportunity to work on skills like cutting and glueing. They’re also a great added sensory experience!

I also REALLY appreciate how little prep this unit takes. We’ve had everything needed on hand and there hasn’t been much to get ready. Our busy summer days really need a quick and easy curriculum this month and Mother Goose Time definitely delivered!

I received this month’s Mother Goose Time curriculum free of charge in exchange for sharing our experience and my opinions. All content and opinions are 100% mine and truly honest.