In our district, we have three units that we must teach in kindergarten: The Five Senses, Properties, and Waterplay. Although I enjoy these units, I decided to supplement my curriculum with some additional science lessons and a journal this year. I am using the amazing science experiments created by Deanna Jump. If you have not used these, I really encourage you to check them out. Each lesson is connected to a book and the sheets are really fantastic!
We started our science journals this week. The first activity from Deanna Jump's unit is using a Mentos candy and a two-liter bottle of soda. It makes a cool reaction and the children get so excited! Look:
|This is me! I am discussing the sound a soda bottle makes when you open it.|
|This is what happens in the experiment. My students squealed with delight!|
We paste the activity sheets from her unit into a science journal. I also made a new science station and plan on focusing on a science vocabulary term every week. To go along with this experiment, we focused on the word: reaction. I made a sheet to post in the station. Click below and you can have one, too!
In about two weeks, I will begin my star of the week (super hero of the week). This student will also be my scientist of the week and will be my assistant for the weekly experiment. I was able to find a lab coat and goggles for the student to wear. Have a great weekend!
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