Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with school-age children.
- Observe and record the children’s fine motor skills. Were they able to cut smoothly or did they make jagged cuts? What did they say about their piece? Save the snowflakes and anecdotal notes in the children’s portfolio as documentation.
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Science for early childhood education comes primarily in the form of sensory experiences.
Children are exploring the sights, sounds, smells, touch, and taste of things all around them. This includes children making observations, testing hypotheses, analyzing data and using these experiences as they explore new concepts in their world. Allowing children a space to concentrate on these scientific concepts and discoveries is a great outlet for their exploration and cognitive development as well as a fun sensory experience. Science and play really do go hand in hand and should be encouraged as much as possible.