Pre-school children are ready to learn about the everyday world. Young children are highly engaged when they have the opportunity to explore. They create strong and enduring mental representations of what they have experienced in investigating the everyday world. They readily acquire vocabulary to describe and share these mental representations and the concepts that evolve from them. Science gives the students a hands-on learning approach with literacy components. This also incorporates parental involvement and support. When parents get involved in a preschoolers education, they get a better sense of what goes on in the program. The science experiments will be done at school and then recreated at home. The students will be given a packet to take home with the instructions for the parents to duplicate the science experiment.

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Hands on Science

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School:
SILVER SHORES ELEMENTARY 
Subject:
Science 
Teacher:
Debra Theaman 
Students Impacted:
  
Grade:
Pre-K 
Date:
April 2, 2014

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Only $405.81 Needed

 

 

Goal

Pre-school children are ready to learn about the everyday world. Young children are highly engaged when they have the opportunity to explore. They create strong and enduring mental representations of what they have experienced in investigating the everyday world. They readily acquire vocabulary to describe and share these mental representations and the concepts that evolve from them. Science gives the students a hands-on learning approach with literacy components. This also incorporates parental involvement and support. When parents get involved in a preschoolers education, they get a better sense of what goes on in the program. The science experiments will be done at school and then recreated at home. The students will be given a packet to take home with the instructions for the parents to duplicate the science experiment. 

 

What will be done with my students

The students will discover, explore and investigate by using the scientific method. This program correlates with the Broward County Schools philosophy of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The students have common core learning in Science with "hands-on learning." Children’s natural interests in science can be the foundation for developing literacy and language. The students will do a science experiment and then the same experiment will go home. The instructions and materials will be included so the child and parent can participate in a learning experience at home. The child can actually teach the parent what they have learned at school. 

 

Benefits to my students

The students will learn the scientific method and use scientific inquiry skills. They will learn characteristics of living and non-living things. They will demonstrate knowledge of the physical properties of objects and materials. They will use tools and technology. The students will be developing social skills as they work in collaborative teams and partnerships to do their experiments. Literacy and literature are also the foundation to the experiments. The students learn and read about their lessons prior to conducting their experiment. They build prior knowledge The program's essential philosophy is to have parental involvement and support. 

 

Budget Narrative

The budget includes basic safety devices and items necessary to do the experiments at school and then to be repeated at home. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 pipette Amazon $19.99
2 prism Indigo Instruments $4.95
3 magnet kit PP512 Lakeshore $49.99
4 color paddles LA 872 Lakeshore $19.99
5 eye dropper LA 446 Lakeshore $4.99
6 magnifiers Lakeshore $29.99
7 sink or float LC 1011 Lakeshore $49.99
8 Magnetic Science Sorting LC 241 $49.99
9 Goggles FS383 Lakeshore $19.99
10 Science Sorting Center LL657 $39.99
11 Interactive CD LL657 Lakeshore $12.99
12 Roller Ramps LC 348 Lakeshore $12.99
13 tablet P776A Walmart $49.99
14 Sorting CD PP463 Lakeshore $19.99
15 Can Do Color and Light HH221 $19.99
  Total: $405.81

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