My students consist of 20 children ages 3-5, with the majority being from low-income families. My students also face other challenges such as emotional, social, developmental, speech, and behavioral delays. However, none of which stop them from being curious.
Students in this age group learn so much through hands-on experiments and exploring.
My students this year have not stopped asking questions from the time the entered the classroom. My students have such a love for learning, and I plan to keep it that way. I have not had a class before where everyone was so eager to explore, discover, or do for themselves.
However, I have noticed that my students do not enter the science center after a few weeks. This is due to the lack of engaging materials that I have to place in the center. I want to keep their curiosity, wonder, and love for science. I do feel as if these materials would be able to help do this.
These materials will allow my students to participate in activities that encourage them to use thinking and problem-solving skills that are needed to be successful in and out of school. All while keeping them engaged and interested.
When students learn science, they learn how to think independently and come to conclusions on their own through discovery.
Science also opens the doors for future learning and can be applied to the student's lives daily. These materials will create a science center that not only consists of natural objects or magnifying glasses, but activities that are engaging, educational, and fun that will allow children to be creative.
The can science kits will increase students independence of being able to start and finish an activity of their choice, all while learning about predictions, trial and error, and persistence.
The design and build will encourage students to work together or alone toward a goal which will increase their self-esteem and cognitive skills.
The discovery tubes would benefit my students who need a calming activity, but one that can still be engaging and introduce science concepts.
Children in this age group love learning about animals, it something that each child can relate to in one way or the other. Where do I live activity will introduce concepts such as habitat and environment to the students. The life cycle syncing kit will help students develop an understanding that things change over time and hopefully will peak their interest in the environment around them and motivate them to look and discuss about others things that change.
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