Two Feet, Four Feet
Webs, toes, hoofs and more. What do feet do for us? How do
dog footprints compare to cat footprints? Which birds hop
and which birds walk? Children will compare footprints to
the body structure and habitat of these animals and create
a footprint book.
Look at the "hide and seek" of camouflage. Do
experiments with wool, cotton and hide samples. Compare
movement, self protection and bone structure as they relate
to outer animal shapes, through projects, games and explorations.
Jaws and Claws
Sharks, alligators, eagles, bears and even people-- everybody's
got to eat! How do teeth and beaks give us clues to an animal's
diet? What stains and cleans tooth enamel? Take home a real
shark's tooth, a plastic eagle talon and more.
Can you curl your tongue? How's your reaction time? What's
inside the mystery owl pellet? Make connections from your
box of bones. How do various embryo pictures compare? How
do you find and compare the clues of life on earth?
most common chemical is the beginning of chemistry for our
youngest group. They will compare water absorption properties,
make soap balls and lemon hair rinse. They will mix, explore,
experiment and measure
as you never thought possible.
with mixtures, solutions, acids and bases. Learn how to waft.
Make glue from milk. Concoct scented soap balls, bath salts
and ink. Help solve the gold paper caper. Children become
science sleuths with safe, common substances.
kitchen has a full laboratory complete with equipment and
chemicals. How can you use chemical reactions to identify
unknowns? Learn how to safely mix and measure to enjoy the
magic of changing colors, liberating gases, and analyzing
Your Own Mini Lab
up a mini-lab by making your own test tube rack as basic equipment.
Make cheese, glue, play putty and more. Test for viscosity,
solubility, acid/base reactions with safe stuff only. Use
your skills to have fun with results.
- Earth Science
are some signs of erosion? What are parts of flowers? Compare
seeds from various plants. What role do insects play? Observe
and chart weather patterns over eight weeks. Play games, make
models and do projects to explore springtime changes.
clouds above and the earth below with so much in between!
Make a model of "earth layers" and life on a log.
Experiment with porosity. How do different layers around us
look, feel and test out? Can you make sand from a rock? What
layers do you leave?
that sparkle, rocks that float. Make your own crystals. Learn
to test what you find. How are rocks formed and where do they
go over time? Use gemstones to make a piece of jewelry. Geology
is fun as you join this class and start your own collection.
can your amber samples tell you about life on earth? How does
your biodot compare to your thermometer? Simulate the effects
of acid rain and toxic waste on the environment. Make your
own simple instruments to look at the earth, wind and sky.