Tinkering With Loose Parts

” In any environment, both the degree of inventiveness and creativity, and the possibility of discovery, are directly proportional to the number and kind of variables in it”  -Simon Nochoidon, Architect It is easy to notice the abundance of “loose parts’ in our classroom.  From plastic animals to pennies to seashells, these tiny treasures areContinue reading “Tinkering With Loose Parts”

Wonderings about Light

Light is an element that is naturally fascinating to children. As they explore materials and experiment with placement, children are creating ever-changing murals and learning many principals in the process. Which items are transparent and which are opaque? What can we learn about objects by examining their silhouettes? How does projected light change the sizeContinue reading “Wonderings about Light”

Can you Spot the Hidden Science?

Can you spot the science in the photos above?  One of the pictures are from a bird beak investigations we conducted this week, a planned science activity related to our classroom study of birds, yet others depict science and inquiry opportunities embedded in everyday classroom activities and experiences with nature. The National Science Education StandardsContinue reading “Can you Spot the Hidden Science?”