Set up a "Nature Table" to display all the treasures found on nature hikes... great for scientific observations.  {The large leaf is from IKEA.}

Set up a "Nature Table" to display all the treasures found on nature hikes. great for scientific observations. {The large leaf is from IKEA.} Smith nature walks might be great to fill up your science center

CD cases filled by class members with found materials suggesting comfort and security.  Gloucestershire Resource Centre  http://www.grcltd.org/scrapstore/

clear CD cases used to display natural materials in window or light table - from EKO Teaching (",)

{Creating a Fall Nature Tray}  simple invitation for kids to explore science & nature in Autumn

Invitation to Explore: Nature in the Fall

science center - Create a Fall Nature Tray -- a simple activity that encourages kids to look at the science natural changes of the season!

Plastic 2-liter bottles used in vertical garden; Simple and awesome!

14 benefits of vertical gardens

Shadow sculptures: art and science

Super creative craft project for kids. Make aluminum foil sculptures and draw their shadows in the background. Tie to writing project. Videos of babies seeing shadows for first time

Example of using signs in the science center to add print to the pre-k classroom

"Can You Fix It?" Science Center

"I bought a simple, inexpensive flashlight, took it apart, and placed it on the science shelf. Children put it back together like a puzzle through trial and error. Once they get all the pieces together correctly, the flashlight will turn on!

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