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Discussion in 'Kindergarten' started by roseteacher12, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. roseteacher12

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    We don't have a science curriculum in place at my school but we do need to have science everyday (most of the time in centers not whole groups lessons). I am wondering how to structure this. I was thinking of trying to focus on one aspect or unit a month rather than just random science activities in the center. Does anyone have a pacing chart or unit chart of how they teacher science? Also, I'd love any ideas for science centers as well as I feel I will start to run out of ideas eventually! :thanks:
     
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    I am not a teacher yet and have never taught kindergarten but I do have a young son about that age. I try to do science projects with him on the weekend. One of his favorite was pertaining to colors. I got 3 containers and put a water/food coloring mixture in each: one red, one yellow, one blue. I put a disposable pipette in each one and let him mix the colors into a little dish to see the color changes. He loved it. He wanted to do it for hours and I think he learned quite a bit.
     
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    Out science units are:

    -Weather
    -Alive (talking about different habitats, and what animals and plants need to survive)
    -5 senses

    It's our first year doing weather and 5 senses, and I'm really looking forward to the 5 senses unit. I think there are a lot of fun things that could be done with it. I'm sure you could do 5 senses in centers.
     
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    I assume your state has science standards that you need to cover? What are those? I would familiarize myself with those, and then find some fun themes to tie them into.

    Living/nonliving
    Senses
    Weather
    Plants
    Insects
    Life cycles (we usually do at least butterflies and frogs)
    Habitats
    Physical science such as the way things move
    Magnets
     
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    We do our own too. I found a book- Science Play! by Jill Frankel Hauser - Williamsonbooks - Beginning Discoveries for ages 2-6 It has a lot of simple ideas, art, experiments, etc. by subject. Science is incorporated all through the year ie. seasons, weather, 5 senses, health-rest, exercise, nutrition, dental, animals-pets, farm, wild, zoo, birds, insects/spiders, reptiles/amphibians, pond/sea life, seeds/plants, water fun & safety, space, etc., etc...
     

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