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#SocialParenting: Children’s Science Activities in the Classroom

#SocialParenting: Children’s Science Activities in the Classroom

At Bright Horizons early education centers, science is happening all around us!

The Kindergarten Prep children at Bright Horizons at Beacon Hill (Boston, MA) have donned their science lab coats and are working on some crafty science experiments. After a Boston winter full of its fair share of cold weather, the students were curious about the “little rocks” they kept seeing on the sidewalks near their center after icy storms. Taking a cue from the children’s interests, their teacher devised a science experiment to help guide the class in exploring how different kinds of salt affect the process of melting. Watch the children as they discover why the salt plays such an important role in keeping the sidewalk safe for pedestrians in the winter time.

Meanwhile, the preschool classroom at Bright Horizons at Boxborough (Boxborough, MA) has been doing some science of their own! In a recent experiment led by their preschool teacher, the children mixed together water, cornstarch and food coloring. Watch as they see what happens when the different materials and colors mix together.

Both of these Bright Horizons children’s science activities are featured on the Bright Horizons Facebook page in our What Happened in the World Today? classroom curriculum showcase series. Join us on Facebook to see all of the fun learning that happens each day in Bright Horizons early education centers.

Are you doing any science projects this week? Share them with Bright Horizons on Twitter or Instagram and you could win a children’s science kit! Details:

Bright Horizons photo contest

Editor’s Note: See the Bright Horizons Science Rocks curriculum and other early education elements in action! Many centers are hosting Open Houses during the month of April. Find an Open House event near you and come in for a visit – we’d love for your family to experience our learning environments first-hand.

RELATED RESOURCES:

  • Growing Scientists at Bright Horizons: Activities and ideas to encourage scientific curiosity at home.

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