Make a Science Discovery Table!
In most Kindergarten classrooms across the county you will find something called a “Science Discovery Table.” Teachers use this table or area of the room to offer students the opportunity to explore or discover items from nature. These items may be things they see regularly but never really examined thoroughly, or items that are found in nature but children may have never seen. Children at this age love to touch, manipulate, study and just simply “check out” items such as snake skins, pine cones, sea shells, bird's nests, etc. Why not adapt this idea for your home and create your own "Discovery Table" or "Discovery Box"?
What You Need:
- Small table or medium sized plastic box for collection
- Items from nature (shells, pine cones, snake skins, bird’s nest, lava rocks, etc.)
- Magnifying glass
- Blank postcards and markers