Hello EY1 Families!
We had an investigative week here in EY1! On Monday we celebrated Loy Krathong! We hope that you all got to take the Krathong that your children and teachers made and floated them somewhere special!
Because the children were so interested in floating and noticed carefully how some objects were sinking, we are asking that an artifact from home be something we can test out in our pool.
Please make sure to talk about this with your child at home, prior to beinging in the artifact!
On Tuesday, we took an adventure to the Secondary School Science Lab. We met Ms. Madhuri and her 11th graders. They allowed us to explore with them and perform different science experiments. This was a really awesome provocation for our UOI!
We have been working on doing some of the same experiments in the class and making them little bit different.
Coke and Mentos
Fire vs Water Balloon experiment
Travelling water experiment
Inflate balloon using vinegar and baking soda
Coin, match and cup experiment
Pepper, water and soap experiment
We have also been provoking learning with magnets, tools, wood, magnifying glasses and other things in the classroom. Please be advised that within the context of this unit, many different things that some may view as “dangerous” will be introduced in an approate manner.
Glass beakers, nails, and scissors are just some of the tools that we will be exploring. If introduced properly, explored daily, and with care these things can be taught to be used properly even by our youngest learners.
This week we will continue to explore and investigate the world around us! We are also going to revisit and extend some of the science experments.
We are working on defining investigating this week. We have been using words like as Investigators we:
Thank you all and have a great week !