focus on the standards,  science

Exploring Energy in the Classroom

It’s Wednesday, and here at Preschool Ponderings, that means time to focus on the standards.  Every Wednesday I choose an Early Learning Standard and share a number of activities that can be aligned with that particular standard.  Remember, the Standards that I use every day, and am most comfortable with are Ohio’s Early Learning Development Standards – you can review them here, however I’ve found that even if your State’s standards differ, many of these activities can still be aligned similarly. I’ve rounded up some great ideas today!

Domain: Science
Strand: Physical Science
Topic: Explorations of Energy

This standard covers all kinds of energy exploration, including the properties of sound and light, properties of matter, and the ways that objects move.  The best activities for exploring these concepts with preschoolers are very basic – they are just beginning to explore these concepts, not trying to fully understand every aspect of the concepts.  Here are some great ideas;

All of these activities are great ways to introduce and explore properties of energy.  They are perfect for little ones who are naturally curious, and will lead to meaningful discussions and observations!

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