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Make a kindergarten "discovery table" that reinforces both science and writing skills. Here's how:
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In almost every preschool classroom is a sensory table. Learn how to make one at home!
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A simple science experiment exploring the physics of water pressure that's been amazing people since Medieval times.
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Here's a way to make history both interesting and relevant: design a garden using plants that were used by people in colonial times!
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Does your kid love crafts AND food? Teach him to paint with natural dyes from food! He'll be amazed that food can be made into art, just like in ancient times.
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Make scented sensory cloud dough. Add it to a sensory table, activity station, or put it in a baggie for extra at-the-park entertainment!
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... length of her shadow at different times throughout the day. What You Need: Sidewalk chalk Paper Pencil Tape measure What You Do: Pick a morning...
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... this test more than once. Afterward, look at the results and discuss with your child why his reaction times might vary from trial to trial. You can extend this...
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... be a super-absorbent polymer because it can absorb hundreds of times its weight in water! To force the water that was absorbed out of the powder have your child add...
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... Waxed paper Food coloring (optional) What You Do: First of all, make sure you have plenty of working space for this activity. Cover a table with newspaper...
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... identify air is by seeing what it can do—like when you use it to blow out a candle. (Your second grader may want to practice blowing directly a few times, just to...
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... why some constellations are only visible from certain parts of the Earth, while others can only be seen during certain times of the year (seasonally). Help him...
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... You Need: Tabletop or desktop Slinky (a metal one works best) Piece of coarse sandpaper What You Do: Put the sandpaper on the table or desk...
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... areas that budding lab work will enhance.   What You Need: Space near a window Table Chairs Two bookshelves Science activities (you can use...
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..., place it on the table, and place the aluminum pan on top of it, using the attached cup as a handle. Step 3 Briefly touch the pie pan with your finger. You may hear a...
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... measuring cup What You Do: Fill a large clear glass jar—half a gallon or larger—with plain water. Place it on a table where your child can watch it...
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... touch. Sometimes the prints are visible, such as when our fingers are dirty or oily. Other times they're "latent" and are made only...
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... of learning possibilities. This project will help your young learner to better understand earth sciences and geology, sequence steps and times, and develop beginning...
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... truck Board about 18 inches (45 cm) long Plastic bag filled with rice to use as a weight What You Do: Stack the books on the table near the table's...
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... data. Invite her to test each string three times to establish an average (divide sum of elapsed times by 3). Review the data together. What do they have in common...

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