Ready? Go! We talked about levers today and the kids "launched" a Flying Bird. We used a ruler as the lever and experimented with different fulcrums and different positions for the fulcrum. The kids loved it! After a while, Kaia wondered what would happen if she used her foot (instead of her hand) to stomp on the lever. Of course, that started a whole new set of experiments!
I've really enjoyed following along with Pineapple Paintbrush during the last month as Dani posted a preschool art class four days a week. More than once I thought, "This is so neat. Here is a woman sharing a skill she is passionate about in a fabulous way!" It made me want to contribute more to the blog-land community. I do lots of crafts with my kiddos, but my expertise really isn't in art. It's in science.
So, I'm going to host an online Science Class for Preschoolers this summer! I'll probably just use this blog, though I've thought about making another one just for the class...I haven't completely decided! I'll target the activities to 4-year olds, but they will be adaptable for 2-6 year olds. I'm going to plan it out in May and post it in June. Each day will include a little lesson plan/project outline for a science class with your kiddo. I'm already getting excited about sharing the ideas I've had!
What do you think? Are you excited? Is an online Science Class for Preschoolers something that would be helpful to you? Are there any subjects you'd particularly like to see included? I'd love to hear some feedback! I'll be posting more about it as the weeks go by!
Sad. So, obviously, if you're visiting you can see the drama on the blog. Sorry! It seems like the creator of the template I was using has exceeded her limit on photobucket. Some pictures remain...I've personally used very little space on photobucket. I don't know if she'll be upgrading her account or not. I'm not sure if I should give her a few days or (ahem!) take matters into my own hands! Maybe it's time for a new look?
We'll see how much time I have. I suppose it's always possible that everyone will take brilliantly long naps today. If I do get brave and start experimenting, please "pardon the dust!"
After the cake, Kaia opened presents. I was quite entertained by her needing scissors to get into this one!