September 25

Camouflage

My PreK scientists began lab with a lesson about camouflage. Then we played a camouflage game in which they had to search for paper lizards around the science lab. We experienced how difficult it is to find an animal on an object that is the same color.



Play this game at home. Use camouflage to hide objects (Legos, stuffed animals, or small toys) around your home.

Click here to watch a movie about camouflage with your child. We did not watch this during lab.

Can you find Luke, our tree frog?

We also met our new millipedes- Lily, Millie, and Jilly. See a previous post for more information about these interesting creatures!



I can always tell when PreK has left the room. 🙂

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September 25

Down on the Farm

To support kindergarten’s unit about the farm, this lab focused on corn. We learned the parts of a corn plant (leaf, stalk, and tassel) and the parts of an ear of corn (husk, cob, kernel, and silk). We scraped the kernels off the cob and broke a cob in half to see what was inside.

Then we “planted” corn kernels in a see-through pot. How long will it be before they sprout?

Watch these corn kernels grow! Click here.





Remember that egg we placed in vinegar last week? The shell is gone and the egg bounces!

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