Just when you thought you had run out of fun ideas to incorporate a child’s senses into your SCIENCE and SPANISH fun!
Here is a cool lesson I have used with parental assistance in the preschool and all by myself in the early elementary school:
Science with the Senses:
A really fun science activity for the five senses is to make smelly volcanoes. Here is what
you will need to get started:
• Kool-aid (already in pitchers, mixed up, use different flavors for different colors)
• Baking soda
• White vinegar
• Eye droppers
• Clear glass or plastic containers for easy viewing
First add different colored Kool-aid to the dry baking soda that is heaped in a
volcano-looking pile inside different clear containers. This gives colors (sense of
sight) and a pretty good smell (sense of smell). Then add the white vinegar by
eyedroppers, and the children can see the chemical reaction (sense of sight) and hear
the dry compound turn into a liquid and then a gas (sense of hearing). As a child
explores by touching the liquid/bubbles/dry ingredients, the (sense of touch) will be
used. The (sense of taste) is not recommended!
How do I tie in the bilingual aspect? I play our Senses Song / Sentidos as the children enjoy this Science Fun Time! That song is found on our Sing Along with Boca Beth music CD right here!
Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!
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