As early childhood educators, we know the importance of incorporating science into our learning environment and exposing our students to a variety of science experiences. Our environment at LQA supports active discovery.
During the month of February, our students have had the opportunity to visit the Imagination Lab to learn more about physical science - the mechanics of our world.
Through the use of fairy tales, our students engaged their imaginations and problem solving skills to build homes for the Three Little Pigs out of legos, straws, and Keva sticks.
Students were given the task of helping Little Red Riding Hood get to grandma's house with the use of ramps. If the ramp was too high, her car would break. If it was not high enough, she would not make it to grandma's home.
Hansel and Gretel needed help putting out a fire. So the students used gears to put the flames to rest.
Finally, the prince was too heavy, so our students had to find a way to help him get to Rapunzel, Some students used a pulley. Others built an elevator. And still others built stairs! Students worked together as a team, came up with creative ideas, and put them to the test!
Through hands-on-exploration, each child got to explore, imagine, play, and create!