where I focus on simple and easy open-ended play for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Today I’d like to share a post on guiding preschoolers to design their own science experiment. As a former science teacher, nurturing children’s natural scientific curiosity is something that is near and dear to my heart.
as to whether we should find out was met with eager nodding. I set out our supplies and we talked about how in an experiment, you try to keep almost everything the same – that way you can compare. So for our experiment, that meant that we needed to add the same amount of baking soda and the same amount of vinegar to each cup. After perusing the measuring utensils available to her, she decided that we would add 2 spoonfuls of baking soda and 3/4 cup of vinegar each time. We next talked about how we’d know if the bubbles and soap were doing something different than normal – we’d
need a cup of normal baking soda and vinegar to compare.
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