An idea using art for science
Early scientific exploration:
Concept – that some materials dissolve when added to water.
Concept – that bubbles will form when soap is added to water, and air is forced in.
Concept – that some substances dissolve quicker than others.
Concept – that water can change when different substances are added.
What you do
Dissolve soap flakes in warm water in the container.
Add colouring if desired.
Allow mixture to stand until it becomes thick; add more water if necessary.
Beat the mixture with egg beaters until fluffy.
Put on aprons.
Use the kitchen gadgets to pour, beat, scoop and whisk. Encourage the children to use words to describe how the mixture feels and what they are doing.
N.B. Younger children also enjoy slime but need careful supervision to avoid soap getting into their eyes.
Look, listen and note
Good control and co-ordination
Handle equipment and tools effectively including pencils for writing
Choose the resources they need
Places, objects and materials
Free expression through media and materials
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