PROGRAM: Property Party
It’s the middle of the week! Who is ready for a party, a Property Party? I woke up this morning and was so excited to head out towards Harris Creek Elementary and teach the kindergartners all about properties. They were in for a special treat as well. Not only did they get to do cool science experiments with one scientist, but they got to hang out with two scientists. One of our newest employees at Science Fun joined me to train on the program as well.
The focus of our program today was to get the junior scientists familiar with ways we make observations. We taught them all about using our senses to do just that. While we use all of our senses to make observations and describe properties, we don’t usually use our sense of taste.
After learning about our methods in describing properties, the students used their newest learned skills to participate in a scavenger hunt as well as transforming the properties of crystals. It was awesome to see their eyes glow with amazement as the crystals changed from a small, dull, white color, to bright, wiggly, colorful crystals over time. They were even more excited when I told them they could take some home in their test tube to create a colorful rainbow display.
I know Scientist Kelly and I had an awesome time with the kindergartners at Harris Creek and we hope to make it back another time. Keep on exploring!