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Science: Week of April 6, 2020

Virtual Park Shore

With Miss Tina

Continuing your child’s Park Shore preschool and Kindergarten education from home.

“The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create people who are capable of doing new things.”

Jean Piaget

Ready to learn?

Week Of April 6th

This Week’s Experiments 

Magic Milk

Magic Milk Materials

  • Almond Milk or Cow’s Milk
  • Dish soap
  • Q-tips
  • Food coloring
  • Shallow plate or wide bowls

Optional extension:

Cardboard Stock or watercolor paper

Construction Paper Sun Prints Materials:

  • Colorful construction paper
  • Clear plastic wrap, or a large piece of plexiglass
  • Leaves, flowers, or other flat items
Butterfly Feeder

Spring is the perfect time to make a beautiful butterfly feeder.  Click here for instructions.

Scavenger Hunt

Now is a great time to go on an outdoor scavenger hunt.  Open any of these links and print out the pages and have fun!

Scavenger Hunt 1

Scavenger Hunt 2

Scavenger Hunt 3

Baking With Miss Tina

Now that we have more time at home – why not try some baking? Did you know that baking is actually a chemical reaction?  When you add heat to something and it changes, it is called an endothermic reaction. So, baking is chemistry!! Why not try some of these easy peasy biscuits – they are yummy with butter or jelly… or try your hand at any other baking idea, I would love to see pictures of the yummy treats you make.  

 

Basic Drop Biscuits

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons cold, unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cups whole milk

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together. Use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter until it’s in lumps the size of peas.
  3. Add the milk all at once. Mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until the flour mixture is incorporated and a shaggy, sticky dough forms. You could add cheese or other mix-ins here.
  4. Drop a heaping 2 tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle with cracked black pepper, garlic powder, or parsley flakes if desired.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes or until the tops are golden. Biscuits are best served warm. Store leftovers in an airtight container and reheat in a 300-degree oven or toaster oven.
Virtual Field Trip

I know we have all been home a lot lately and really want to go places.  Click here for a list of many different virtual field trips you can take right now from your home.  What a great idea it would be to make a journal and document all the Field Trips you go on. Enjoy!! 

 

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