March 2 is Dr. Seuss Day, a time to celebrate the birthday of American author Theodor Seuss "Ted" Geisel and also the National Read Across America Day. Let kids know about this special day by doing fun preschool science experiments. Check out our fun and exciting Dr. Seuss science experiment below.
The Montessori learning method bases its entire methodology on respect for the child and confidence in their self-learning. Children have a great capacity to learn everything they find in their environment; that's why Maria Montessori named children's brain as "The absorbing mind." Experimentation and interaction with the environment allow children to learn unconsciously, which will become conscious learning.
This development stage is critical; this will lead to children's future and their ability to socialize and learn. In this process, the accompaniment and help of the adult are essential, not because children cannot learn. It is quite the opposite; their capacity is infinite. They impressively absorb everything, but they will need a guide to organize their thoughts.
Based on the above, we can say that adult involvement is essential in children's learning process. It is the adult who, with respect and love, facilitates and makes them recognize the different stimuli in an already prepared environment. The adult must be able to guide and identify children's needs. When children interact with their environment, they do so autonomously and independently, based on their interests and needs. In this process, the adult must take action if the child requires it.
Knowledge should not be inserted into children's heads; they should perceive it through manipulation and perception through their senses. At this point, it is essential to motivate children to learn more with the help of science experiments, ensuring authentic learning.
THEME: PRESCHOOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this preschool science experiment activity, children will develop their ability to experiment and be motivated to get new knowledge.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This preschool science experiment activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently, with an adult's accompaniment.
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Hand-eye coordination
- Critical thinking
- Food coloring
- A mixing stick or stir stick
- A larger clear container to hold ingredients
Pour the oil into the larger clear container. Put some drops of food coloring in the oil.
Use the mixer to integrate the oil and food coloring. Then add some water.
Watch what happens when these ingredients are mixed.
A color preschool science experiment made with different ingredients
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
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HOW TO DEVELOP THIS PRESCHOOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENT ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 4
This preschool science experiment for kids activity can be carried out with younger children. To lower the difficulty level, children can use a spoon to add the food coloring to the oil. This will help them develop accuracy in their hand movements and hand-eye coordination skills. If children cannot pour liquid from one container to another, then the adult should help. In this way, an easy science experiment will be carried out according to their development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This preschool science experiment for kids activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level and make this activity more interesting, children can add more colors to the experiment and investigate the results. In this way, an activity will be carried out according to the children's development and abilities.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - DR. SEUSS' PRESCHOOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENT
In this preschool science experiment video, you will find the step-by-step of the activity "DR. SEUSS' EXPERIMENT." This preschool science experiment activity was designed for children from 4 to 6 years old to do a fun experiment using different materials and colors. This activity will allow them to develop autonomy, motivation, precision in hand and finger movements, hand-eye coordination, self-reliance, self-esteem, creativity, and critical thinking. The materials are oil, water, food coloring, a mixing stick or stir stick, and a large clear container to hold the mixture.
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