Especially for Little Folk (ELF) is a preschool program operated by the Think Link Discovery Center. Think Link Discovery Center exists to provide the community with a variety of novel thought provoking, educational experiences to expand curiosity inventiveness and global awareness. ELF provides a d humanities based unique science based a curriculum.
Think Link Science Curriculum
Preschoolers are naturally curious about the world around them which can lead to exciting and fun opportunities for learning in the preschool classroom. In the preschool classroom, science and humanities can be viewed in terms of exploring, discovering, and nurturing your preschool students’ curiosity about the world around them.
When planning for science in your preschool classroom start by asking questions that bring meaningful information to your preschool students. Questions can lead to activities that encourage children to explore, discover, and draw conclusions.
What is inside a pumpkin? Why are there lines on the pumpkin? Are all pumpkins orange and round?
Science activities can help increase descriptive vocabulary. Words such as crunchy, soft, sink, float, juicy, dry, fast, slow, heavy, light, rough, smooth, hot, and cold are just a few examples of words that can be reinforced and help preschoolers gain a better understanding of their world.
Bring in items from other cultures or the physical world can help students explore.
Preschoolers can get comfortable with weights, rulers and measuring tool by sampling adding instruments to their play environment. Share simple graphs and charts with your students. Design charts that your students can complete independently and as a group.
Saturday, November 7, 2009 posted by Deborah J. Stewart http://preschoolprofessional.blogspot.com/2009/11/science-in-preschool-classroom.html