Preschoolers are natural scientists! They love doing experiments and having their own science journals to record their observations makes them even more motivated to observe the world around them more carefully. Ideally, this is the perfect time to introduce them to the scientific method. Plus, the word HYPOTHESIS is really fun to say when you are four.
We started this experiment by gathering gummy bears, 4 cups, water, vinegar, salt and baking soda. Rosie cataloged her supplies in her journal. She narrated to us what she wanted us to write, and we wrote it word for word.
She had so much fun mixing up concoctions!
Then she guessed what would happen and I wrote it down for her. She put the gummies in overnight and we waited to see what would happen!
She documented the results in her journal!
We use these journals in our wonderful curriculum “A Year of Playing Skillfully“… you can find it in our store!