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Science club for preschoolers

Science club for preschoolers

Dive into STEM for early learners!

Help your preschoolers understand more about their world with science enrichment classes run by experienced educators & linked to the EYLF. These series of 10-week courses are developed to introduce young children to science using familiar toys and materials.

The aim of the course is to develop in children an enthusiasm for further learning in science and encourage active exploration of their world. The science club for preschoolers has been created to prepare children for entering school and is perfect for children aged 3 to 5.

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Early Years Learning Framework Learning Outcomes

  • 1.2 Develop emerging autonomy, interdependence, resilience and sense of agency
  • 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.
  • 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.
  • 4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
  • 4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.
  • 5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.

ELYF links to all of our preschool science workshops

Engaging for students!

Format

Each week we work with your children over a 45-minute session.

  • Typically run at 10:00am,
  • Your group of 3 to 5 year-old children will join us in one of your rooms for a lesson around a specific topic (eg. light & colour).
  • The lesson format consists of both demonstrations and exploratory hands-on activities run off your tables

10 week unit of work

Objectives

To encourage cooperation and manipulative play and to demonstrate that;

  • chemical reactions involve a change
  • mirrors reflect light
  • white light is made of many colours.
  • magnets are attracted to themselves and the metal iron.
  • vibrations make sound.
  • energy is needed to make objects move

Lesson content (changed each term)

Each lesson runs for 45 minutes, with the help of the Preschool teachers in the room as well.

Week 1: Sound requires vibrations

  • straw flutes
  • thunder drum
  • boom whackers,  hand clappers, sound tubes and others
  • singing bell & rod

Week 2: White light is made of colours (requires a darkened room)

  • coloured lights and shadows
  • bubbles & rainbows
  • disco balls, mirrors, lenses, colour mixers
  • 3D glasses
  • Newtons colour wheel

Week 3: Chemical reactions involve change

  • bicarbonate soda and vinegar reactions
  • the change in a sparkler
  • butter making
  • lemon juice painting
  • slime making

Week 4: Chemical reactions involve change

  • vinegar and bicarbonate soda reactions & rockets
  • the ‘disappearing water trick’
  • colour changes using cabbage juice and others

Week 5: Movement requires energy

  • spinning magnet wheels
  • spinning tops and gears
  • Balance birds
  • Tornadoes in a bottle
  • Mega-hoberman sphere
  • stomp rocket

Week 6: Movement requires energy

  • pinhead models
  • LP record spin
  • rubber band cars
  • marble runs

Week 7: Magnets stick to each other and iron metal

  • magnets of varying shapes and sizes
  • magnets and enclosed iron filings
  • magnets and compasses

Week 8: Electricity is in your home

  • safety talk
  • simple circuits using batteries, lights and cables

Week 9: Living things and your senses

  • face model
  • smell detective
  • human body torso model and x-rays
  • sherbet making
  • 3D Glasses

Week 10: Other living things

  • Animal x-rays
  • Insect and leaf rubbings
  • Lifecycles
  • Parts of plants
  • Finding slaters

The above describes the first term of lessons. Once we have delivered this at your centre we can work with you on the following term of lessons. There is also an option for us to run a STEM accelerator for your teachers too!

Requirements

Appropriate for ages 3 to 5 years with a maximum of 30 children per class.

Chairs are not required.

Duration 45 minutes, set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes

Cost

$3500 inc. GST for 10 x 45 minute workshops.

Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your preschool.

For preschools outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this workshop can visit your school as part of a regional visit

We don’t charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your office. Most preschools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.

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