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Invention Idea Box (Love this idea!)...great for critical thinking! I had a "Building Box" in my room last year where I added items I thought kids could use to build things. (It was usually things I would otherwise throw away or recycle.) The kids loved it!

Invention Box! Collect broken toy, appliance pieces, and other tech treasures in a box for young inventor tinkering. This encourages creativity, critical thinking, and resourcefulness. (Via pink and green mama)

Sound

Can You Make Music with Water

Cross curricular - Music with water - different amounts of colored water in tall glass -> gently tap glass to hear musical notes made.

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

Ramps in the Science Center

The simple items and ingredients in our eye dropper activity tray really capture the imagination and lead to so much exploring and experimenting.

Eye Dropper Activity Tray

Eye Dropper Activity Tray - fine motor, art and science rolled into one fab activity! Cutlery tray from Ikea

Floating and Sinking Science Activity

Floating and Sinking Science Activity

Floating and sinking is a fun science concept for children to explore. Setting up a Floating and Sinking Learning Tray will invite them to play, experiment and explore how and why different objects float and sink when placed into water.

Vegetable investigation. A mix of vegetables, including lots of unfamiliar ones for the children to explore, encouraging them to use all their senses, and lots of language skills. Relevant books are available encouraging them to enjoy an increasing range of books and know that they carry information as well as stories.

Vegetable investigation. A mix of vegetables, including lots of unfamiliar ones for the children to explore, encouraging them to use all their senses, and lots of language skills. Relevant books are available encouraging them to enjoy an increasing range of books and know that they carry information as well as stories.

Magnetic sorting investigation.

(Pin N) Magnetic sorting investigation- children can explore ideas engaging with and co-constructing meaning through play- based learning. Children resource their own learning through connecting with material and exploring ideas and theories through play.