Early Childhood

activities to introduce science in a early grade level

what are some good activities to teach science in a kindergarten grade level as a new teacher what are some recommendations ?

Vanessa Rodriguez
Vanessa Rodriguez
250 Activity Points

Vanessa, One great lesson to teach to a Kindergarten grade level is through teaching about the life cycle. Teaching the process from the transition of a caterpillar into a butterfly is a great lesson that will truly interest the students. You can create a KUD chart with your students and figure out what they already know about the life cycle. There are so many books about this topic and you can even find some butterfly kits where you can watch the transition occur in your classroom. Have you received any other lessons you have tried in your Kindergarten classroom that you really enjoyed teaching and the students loved?!

Madeline Tober
Madeline Tober
410 Activity Points

Hi Vanessa
I'm currently a Part time Teacher Assistant in Prek-3 We do educational activities with the students. One of the activities that we are doing is doing an anchor chart and have them past a picture of their favorite weather. each day we have the students remember what the weather was like outside; in one piece of paper provide by the teacher the students draw a picture (sun, clouds, etc.) and then we have them paste it in the anchor chart.

Yanet Gutierrez
Yanet Gutierrez
160 Activity Points

Hello Vanessa, I found a really cool hands on STEM activity that I think Kindergarteners could probably do. It uses marshmallows and straws in order to build a structure which stands. Basically the students would be 'engineering' structures using materials they think are fun. You could use different colored straws to make it visually more appealing and fun for your students.

Christine Gadbois
Christine Gadbois
460 Activity Points

Vanessa, I'm currently a student teacher in a Kindergarten classroom. I've observed and helped with several fun yet educational activities that are tied to our TEKS. One idea that the students love is having a "weather journal". After recess each day we have the students remember what the weather was like outside; in one box they draw a picture (sun, clouds, etc.), in the next they write if it was hot or cold, and in the final box they say if there was any precipitation (rain). There are a lot of great ideas on Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers that can be modified for your students. Good luck!

Kelsey Nason
Kelsey Nason
430 Activity Points

Hello, I am currently student teaching in a Kindergarten classroom and I am finding it hard to incorporate science into the schedule. There is a designated time for science in my classroom but I have yet to see science really be incorporated. I am wondering what are some ways I could tie science into another subject like reading or math?

Lindsey Ballinas
Lindsey Ballinas
580 Activity Points

Hello Vanessa! As a student of general education, I think a fun lesson would probably be to talk about nature. For example, planting a bean and monitoring it's growth over time would be neat I think!

Francisco Garcia
Francisco Garcia
325 Activity Points

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