PreK scientists sang Five Little Speckled Frogs to kick off lab. Click here to learn the song.
We discussed how frogs absorb water and oxygen through their skin. To help my littlest scientists better understand this concept, they used pipettes to drop water on a dry sponge.
We also used forceps, one of our lab tools, to pick up plastic flies and tiny bugs (rice) to feed a frog. Then we switched hands and fed him again. In both activities, we learned how to use lab tools while strengthening fine motor muscles and developing eye hand coordination.
After observing Jaba, we watched him eat crickets. He was in an empty tank, so we could observe him grab the crickets with his tongue.