Today we had an array of leaves from the garden outside to explore on mirrored surfaces and with magnifying glasses. The children compared the different types of leaves and noticed they were shaped differently. Some were really small while others were as big as our heads! We examined them up close and noticed that the fern leaf seemed to be made up of many smaller leaves. We smelled them, felt them and even ripped a few apart to see what was inside. So many great questions were being investigated.
"I did it?"
"Squeeze it, squeeze."
"I don't have to sit to do this!"
"Do you see? Do you see?"
"Look it comes out!"
You can try it at home if your child didn't get the chance to experience it in school today. Simply fill a glass with tonic or any clear soda and drop in some raisins. Watch as the bubbles attach to the raisins and float to the top. When the bubbles pop the raisins sink. This repeats over and over. It kept our little scientists interested for 15 minutes straight!