Last summer I was on a car trip with my children. We needed a quick break at a rest stop and came upon this moth. When we first glimpsed this moth it's wings were closed and it was pretty, but not spectacular.
Learning in the classroom can not be all hands-on learning and there needs to be other types of learning. However, giving children the opportunity to learn through experience is critical. It not only sparks children's interest in learning, but often helps them really integrate that knowledge into future learning experiences. Let your kids manipulate science through hands-on experiences.
We read books about the frogs and tadpoles.
Here are some of my favorite posts on creative ways to bring science to life:
- "3 Insanely Cool Science Experiments With An Egg" Do three different science experiments with one egg. Awesome! -Playdoh to Plato
- "Plant Water Filtration Experiment" This experiment filter water through plastic milk jugs full of dirt, leaves, and finally planted grass. Shows how plants help filter our water. -Garden and Farms
- "How to Make Lightning" A simple experiment demonstrating static electricity. -Learn Play Imagine
- "Pollination" Use Cheetohs to explore pollination. Genius!! -E is for Explore
There are so many more creative ideas out there on how to bring learning to life! Check out my Pinterest board on Creative Science Ideas for Kids and find a whole world of hands on science ideas!
I hope that spring is awakening in you!