5 Senses: Seeing

Well, we have now made it through 2 whole weeks of school! This week we kicked off our 5 senses exploration by using our sense of sight. Since I only see each class once or twice a week, I split the 5 senses up and focus on 1 a week.

We began by playing a game I call "What's Missing?" This is a VERY easy game to set up and play and the kids really enjoy it! To prepare the game, find several different objects and put them on a tray. After students have had a chance to look at all of the objects, have them close their eyes and take one away. When they open their eyes, they have to try and remember what they saw on the tray and tell you what's missing. Here are two little cuties who asked to play the game again during workstation time. 

We also learn about some of the different tools scientists use when making observations with their sense of sight. Students practice looking at objects with magnifying glasses

and I give them Boogie Boards to record their work. If you have not tried these out, they are SO COOL and the kids really enjoy writing on them! You can find them here: Boogie Board Scribble 'n Play

They observed prepared slides using a microscope (you can find a newer version of the microscope here)

and learned about the tools that different kinds of scientists use on Sid the Science Kid - I want to be a scientist

Speaking of science tools, students learned how to use pipettes and practiced transferring water from one container to another.

We also practiced categorizing objects by color on the ipads

and the light table

These little scientist are off to a great start! I cannot wait to explore and investigate with them this year!

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