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#1 brown eyed girl

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 06:30 PM

Hi everyone

Does anyone have any really lovely science activities that they have done in nursery that the children have really enjoyed. I am a PGCE trainee trying to prepare for my next observation. I would really appreciate any advise from any of you hard working nursery practitioners!

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 06:43 PM

science week

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just a couple of previous threads on this, for more use search forum posts -science

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#3 Marion

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 06:50 PM

Some of the simple ones are the ones the children enjoy most.........
watching puddles evaporate (make your own puddle if none available)
changing shadows depending on the time of day
testing the trolls bridge to see which material/design is strongest
testing materials to make the bear a waterproof coat
finding which things stick to magnets
pushes and pulls
friction .......how far a toy car will travel on different surfaces (use a ramp)
senses............
smell sniff pots and a blindfold
taste different flavour crisps/ sweet and sour tasting fruit etc
touch feely bag or box
hearing matching the sound to the objects on the table/in the circle depending on group size



http://www.azteachsc.../setting_2b.htm

http://www.bgfl.org/...amp;p=138,index
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 07:55 PM

thats great, thanks for your help
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:42 PM

Haven't read links so sorry if repeating but...

vinegar and bicarbonate of soda volcanoes

On sunny days, leave objects on sugar paper in sun so paper fades and leaves a sillhouette of object.
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:43 AM

definatly the volcano my children just love it
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 03:39 PM

We sometimes half fill the tuff spot with bi carb add droppers for colour and vinegar and watch the fun :D
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 05:26 PM

ooooh I like that idea!

We had salt in trays for mark making today and where it was sparkling it reminded me of salt crystals we did at senior school. make a 'saturated solution' and leave it to evaprate and it should leave crystals behind. Not a five minute job but good for an ongoing project....

As is hte age old planting seeds then putting them in different environments to see which grows best - in the dark, in the light, with water, without water....
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 03:57 PM

We often eat saltanas as our snack and I put one into a jar of water and a couple of days later it turned back into a grape (osmosis)

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 07:52 PM

Warning - former scientist alert - Pretty much everything can be science activity if you explain the cause behind the effect. My kids are still fascinated by a clear bottle half filled with coloured water and topped up with baby oil (you need a good firm stopper). Yeast, cakes, paper aeroplanes, boats (filled with heavy stuff that sinks ), sandpaper, mixing paint, prisms & coloured lighting gels (which change the colour of white light like sweet wrappers), helium balloons. We have a couple of kids encyclopaedias which have plenty of stuff that can be adapted for youngsters.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:33 PM

We made balloon rockets, attached a string from one side of pre-school to another, made a tube from paper and attached a blown up balloon then let it go, kids loved it. we also did egg marbling, eggs in food colouring, left overnight, amazing results following morning

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:59 PM

a stack of paper clips, wand magnets and lorries

play dumping and loading

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 01:57 PM

Put a raisin in a see-through cup and add fizzy water. Watch in awe as your raisin gathers bubbles, rises to the top, bubbles burst and the raising sinks to the bottom again, only to start all over again.
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