Preschooler Science: Check the Scale
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Monkey loves science and is always full of questions about, well, everything! He wants to know how everything works, from light switches to eyeballs to Venus fly traps. I want to feed his curiosity, but between trying to run a household and watch after two small children, I often don’t have the time to for elaborate experiments. That’s why I love this simple preschooler science activity – easy to set up but a great learning tool for preschoolers!
For this easy science activity, all you need is a bathroom scale and a healthy dose of preschooler curiosity. Using ordinary objects around the house, they get to create a hypothesis (“Which weighs more?”), test it by using the scale, and put the results into practice by arranging the objects from lightest to heaviest. Genius! Besides learning about the concept of weight and how scales work, this activity also encourages young children to begin to answer their own questions, rather than just depending on a grownup to tell them how things work. After all, isn’t that the real end goal for us as parents?
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