Sparking a Sense of Wonder – Science in Early Childhood

Sparking a Sense of Wonder – Science in Early Childhood

“The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.” 
― Dr. Maria Montessori

Our science unit continued this week with further explorations into liquid matter. We discovered that we can make lava lamps by adding effervescent tablets to the oil and water experiments we made last week. It was wonderful to observe the children as the bubbles of color rose and fell inside the bottle as the tablets dissolved!

We also learned that water with different amounts of salt has different densities. This could be seen when we added color to the water, as they separated into layers in a test tube.

We looked at the differences in density of hot and cold water. Inquiring further, we decided to make ice cream as a class and observed how liquid becomes solid when it is frozen, and then becomes a liquid again when it melts.

“Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them.” 
― Dr. Maria Montessori


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