I’m reading The Canon, by Natalie Angier, for my book club, and it has got me thinking about the fact that I don’t do much science in my classroom. I don’t even have a science center, because I’ve never been able to figure out where to squeeze one into my tiny space.
Last night I sat in my comfy chair next to the balcony door, and looked at the trees out back, and felt the breeze coming in, and fantasized about making room for science in my classroom and in my curriculum.
I think we’re going to start with Science Fridays (taking a hint from NPR). Now I need to figure out what we’re going to DO. I think we might start by taking biweekly walks to the lake in our neighborhood to see what we can see, and to observe and document changes (in the lake, trees, plants, and animals) over the seasons.
Any other ideas? What are some great sources for preschool science curriculum?