Science! . Finding time to incorporate science into your busy schedule – inexpensively! Presented by: Kristen Poindexter Kindergarten Teacher. Do you have this problem?. You don’t have enough time in your day to include Science?
Finding time to incorporate science into your busy schedule – inexpensively!
Presented by: Kristen Poindexter
You don’t have enough time in your day to include Science?
Do you want to include some science, but feel like you don’t have enough materials?
You want to “do” science, but you’re not sure how to include it without breaking the bank?
You’re in the right place!
Represent the lifecycle of the Monarch Butterfly in two ways
Make Beanie Baby necklaces to learn about plant growth
Grow Jack’s Beanstalk!
Here are some great books that along with Monarch Butterflies:
Squishy bags are a fun way to incorporate science and sensory!
One snack size baggie
One clear bead
One pipe cleaner part
One butterfly bead
About 2 tablespoons of hair gel
READY, SET, GO!
There are fewer and fewer of them migrating
Scientists cannot figure out how they know to migrate to Mexico every year
Tie in cultural celebrations
You can send symbolic butterflies to Mexico each year through JourneyNorth.org
To the tune of “Up on the Housetop”
First comes a butterfly and lays an egg,
Out comes a caterpillar with many legs,
Oh see the caterpillar spin and spin
A little chrysalis to sleep in
Oh, oh, oh wait and see,
Oh, oh, oh wait and see
Out of the chrysalis my oh my!
Out comes a Monarch Butterfly!
You will need:
One clear bead (egg)
One black bead (head)
Three yellow beads (body of caterpillar)
Three green beads (chrysalis)
One butterfly bead (butterfly—can use orange beads)
You will need one cd case for each student or one case for each pair of students.
The hinges of the CD case should be at the top. That way you can stand them up and dirt won’t fall out. Also this leaves a nice hole at the top for watering the plants with droppers.
Plant your bean high in the soil. If you plant it toward the bottom the roots will grow out the bottom! You can also use a paper towel!!
Tape the bottom shut. This will keep roots from growing out the bottom, and curious fingers from opening the case.
Use masking tape and permanent markers to label whose plant is whose.
Around day 5 or so I un-taped the cases overnight so that they could have a little bit of space to grow. I taped them back in the morning. By day 7 or so, you will be ready to label your plants. We used paint pens.
Plant your bean with the concave side down. It should resemble the letter “n,” not the letter “u.” I didn’t tell my kids this. I just let them discover it… which was a nice learning experience. Just depends on which way you’d rather teach it.
You will need:
One CD case
2-3 magic beans
One paper towel
Marker (to write your name on the outside)
Fold your paper towel in ¼’s, then in ½ again. Dampen the paper towel. Place in the bottom of your CD case. Place beans on paper towel, close, label with your name.
This is a great activity to help children learn to grow and care for a plant
The children will wear them as necklaces and their body heat will help them grow and germinate.
They are called Beanie Babies because they are soybeans!
You will need:
One small zip bag
One hole punch
1 cotton ball
Punch a hole in the top of your zip bag and put the string through. Place one damp cotton ball in the bottom of the bag. Place 2-3 soybeans on top of the cotton ball. Seal the bag and place around your neck, under your shirt (you need the heat to help it germinate).
Thanks for coming!