At Busy Bee, our program is chiefly activity-based and each day has a specifically focused learning centre. One of our most popular days is Science Thursdays and for good reason. On Thursdays, we get to perform interesting and fun experiments with the children. We love seeing their reactions and how their inquisitive minds like to question what is happening during the experiments. And who doesn’t enjoy a good science experiment?
So, why is science a good thing for kids? Read on for a few good reasons.
Reason #1: Exploring Their World
Children are natural explorers. They are innately programmed to explore and discover their surroundings, and science is just an extension of that. When we perform science experiments, children get to see interesting aspects of the world and their reactions show genuine interest and amazement!
Reason #2: Inquisitive Minds Want to Know
Science is a series of questions and answers and we all know how kids love asking the question, “Why?” With science, we hopefully answer some of those questions and keep them pondering about the world they live in. This also helps with their cognitive development with making connections and using logic to understand concepts.
Reason #3: Being Patient
Another reason why Science Thursdays rock is the patience factor. Children have an opportunity to practice being patient. Sometimes experiments are shown over time so this allows children to understand we must wait at times for results. They must also listen to the teacher when the teacher is explaining what is happening during the experiment, so this is a great way for them to develop good listening skills. Listening and being patient are great skills that science teaches!
Reason #4: Science is FUN!
The real reason we love Science Thursdays is that science is just plain FUN! We get to make rubber balls from eggs, fly paper gliders and boomerangs and make slime! Science teaches us that learning is also about having fun at the same time!
DIY: Rubber Eggs
One of our all-time favourite science experiments: the RUBBER EGG. You can try this at home with your child and make your own rubber egg ball! You will need a raw egg (still in the shell) and vinegar. Fill a container with vinegar and place the egg inside for about 3 days. After 3 days, take your egg out and you will discover the shell has completely dissolved leaving a rubbery ball! Have fun with this easy-to-do science experiment!
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