Children are naturally curious, exploring their surroundings as they become aware and wonder about the world around them. Classroom units and activities help to develop an awareness of science. Students participate in a wide range of hands-on activities which are designed to stimulate their senses and curiosity about how things work, embedding the beginnings of scientific inquiry into all that they do.
Children are encouraged to organize their ideas and communicate their thinking through conversations or drawings. Students in our Pre- Kindergarten class attend our science lab for weekly activities while all children will participate in our in class science explorations.
Children are learning to:
› Begin to develop observational skills
› Use senses to gather and record observations
› Make predictions
› Make comparisons and examine similarities and differences
› Recognize how things grow and change over time
› Communicate ideas and explanations
› Recognize basic cause and effect relationships
› Care for self, other living things, and the environment