Preschool Science Activities for Fun and Learning
Science activities are easy to provide when the setups are simple and the materials are readily available. Kids will love these activities that allow them to explore, experiment, and discover hands-on. Teachers and parents will love providing awesome activities with low-cost and little fuss.
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This post lists all the science activities published on the Preschool Toolkit blog. You'll love the excitement of choosing one or two activities to do right away, and the convenience of filling your weekly or monthly program planner.
You'll also love that the projects can be done with basic craft supplies and everyday household items.
STEM and STEAM explained
Science for early learners is often referred to as STEM or STEAM. Since these terms are used in many of the science posts in this list of activities, I'll offer a brief explanation.
You may be familiar with STEM: science + technology + engineering + math.
What is STEAM? This means an Art component is added to, or recognized as part of, the science.
These principles are evident in daily activities: kids use technology when they cut with scissors; kids are engineers when they design and build a fort with chairs and blankets; kids use math when they count scoops of rice in the sensory bin; kids are are artists when they sort pompoms.
STEM and STEAM are explained in a post from STEAM Powered Family. You'll learn more about understanding and applying science principles when engaging with early learners.
Included in the list
The projects in this list include racing toy cars down inclined planes, creating fizzy experiments with vinegar and soda, pouring glue over colorful beads, and launching a pompom on a craft stick catapult.
Recent activities are added to the top of the list as they are published.
Have fun exploring science with your early learner!
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