Scientist of the Day

Today’s post is written by Bren, a contributor to PreKinders.

Here’s a take-home activity that encourages learning and parent involvement. One of our “Preschool Jobs” is to take home a literacy bag.  The all-time favorite bag is the Science Discovery Bag.

Scientist of the Day

The scientist bag contains:

  • 2 books of simple science experiments
  • Safety goggles
  • Lab coat (a man’s short sleeved white shirt with “Scientist” written on the pocket)
  • Direction sheet

Working with a parent, the preschooler selects a science experiment.  They collect the materials needed and practice it at home.  The next day, they perform the experiment for their classmates.

After all of the children have had a turn, I make copies of the experiments so they can try all of them at home, if they wish.

Scientist of the Day

Sample parent note for the Science Discovery Bag:

Parent Note for Scientist of the Day

Books for simple science experiments:

The Kid’s Book of Simple Everyday Science, by Kelly Doudna

The Everything Kids’ Easy Science Experiments Book: Explore the world of science through quick and fun experiments!, by J. Elizabeth Mills

Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less, by Jean Potter

Amazon links below for your convenience — just click the book covers. These are affiliate links. Thanks for your support!

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