At Rachel Keeling we know young children need lots of opportunities to revisit concepts and new knowledge, to explore and cement learning.
We have enjoyed marking Science Week by celebrating it for two weeks.
This meant children could access a range of experiences on offer more than once and learn new vocabulary linked to them.
Children were supported to explore a range of scientific concepts using things you would find in your kitchen cupboard.
Displacement: floating and sinking using a range of fruit and objects in a see thru jug.
Chemical Reactions: making a volcano erupt using baking soda, vinegar and food dye.
Freezing and Melting: freezing water and melting it, using our hands, the sun and even some salt to speed up the process. Observing the effects and talking about it.
Separating Liquids: observing water and adding a little oil to it. Observing the effect.
Bouncing Bubbles: Using a range of liquids to create large, strong bubbles.
Children used vocabulary such as experiment, pipette, predict, displacement, float, sink, effect, chemicals, react, eruption, freeze, melt, separation, liquid, observe.
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Remember to never leave children alone with any kitchen cupboard contents.
Always supervise your child.