Out of This World
Theme of the Month: Out of This World (Earth and Space Sciences)
This week in preschool we discovered the wonders of the galaxy. Through various activities we explored the ins and outs of Earth and Space science. We learned everything from earthquakes to planets, unveiling their exciting secrets along the way. This unit allowed us to discuss many new topics with the preschoolers such as erosion, outer space, weather patterns, and the water cycle!
We like taking selfies and hanging them on the fridge =)
Actual footage of one of our astronauts Lincoln in the Rockville Galaxy.
Our team of engineers are very serious and collaborate together to make sure the astronauts are safe in space!
Our scientist have been studying the Rockville Galaxy very closely and can tell you anything about it. It's always changing.
Actual footage of our Rockville Galaxy being painted
Our engineers evaluating the damage after one of magnitude 8 earthquakes.
Taking Earth and Space Science Home
Supplies: you could get everything from the dollar store!
2 paper towel tubes
Paint (any color you like)
2 convex lenses (you can get these from a pair of magnifying glasses or by ordering lenses online,)
- Paint your paper towel tubes and let them dry.
- Create the inner tube of the telescope. Using scissors, cut one tube lengthwise only on one side. Curl one side of the cut edge slightly over the other. Then tape the cut edge down.
- Insert your inner tube into the second paper towel tube. It should fit snugly into the second tube but still be able to slide in and out. If not, adjust the size of the inner tube.
-Tape one convex lens to the outer end of each tube, only around the rim, so you don't cover too much of the lens.
- Hold your telescope with the inner tube facing your eye. Aim it at an object in the night sky. (Never use your telescope to look at the sun!) You can focus by sliding the inner tube in and out
100 ml of warm water
10 ml of dish soap
400 ml of white vinegar
Empty 2-litre soda bottle
2 drops of red food coloring
Baking soda slurry ( ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup water)
Step 1: Mix the dish soap, water, white vinegar, and food coloring and pour it into the empty soda bottle.
Step 2: Make a baking soda slurry with ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup water. Mix it thoroughly with a spoon, until it’s completely dissolved.
Step 3: Now, it’s eruption time! Quickly but carefully pour this slurry into the bottle and step back. Now, watch the volcano erupt and spill out red lava!
Playdough is super easy to make! The playdough in my classroom is made with jelly packets (smells good). Here's Remy making some playdough at home!
We welcomed a new friend Brodee this month!
Enjoying the snow day's that we lost last year! Snow can be so much fun!
Brodee - January 1st
Grapes, carrots, and peppers.
Our geologist moving around the sand to build the sturdiest sand castle with sea shells and other miscellaneous items.
The bond that I get to see my high school students make with my preschool students is very special. Oh and Piggy is making friends too! Abby, Julienne, and Piggy are often spotted together at school.
Nothing more needs to be said.