Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Preschool activities that promote scientific inquiry

It's Wednesday, and here at Preschool Ponderings, that means time to focus on the standards.  Every Wednesday I choose an Early Learning Standard and share a number of activities that can be aligned with that particular standard.  Remember, the Standards that I use every day, and am most comfortable with are Ohio's Early Learning Development Standards - you can review them here, however I've found that even if your State's standards differ, many of these activities can still be aligned similarly. I've rounded up some great ideas today!

Domain: Science
Strand: Science Inquiry and Application
Topic: Inquiry

This standard is all about scientific exploration. It encourages children to engage in investigations, make observations and predictions, identify relationships, and explore using simple scientific tools.







The possibilities are endless when it comes to scientific observation, especially because preschoolers don't have a large amount of life experiences to draw from, so every day presents new opportunities for observation and exploration.  These are just a few examples to get you started.  Check out my Preschool Science pin board for more ideas!

2 comments:

  1. These are great ideas and I think we all need to remember that young children find everything interesting and new! The simplest science experiences are so exciting to a preschooler!

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  2. It's so true Donna, young children are fascinated by everything and I love that curiosity!

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