Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Science area....as promised

This is our science area. It is in the back left corner of the 'messy room'. The kids love to come hang out here...which of course makes me very happy. For the longest time I just had random sciency stuff around the room. Now it is mostly in this one area and easier to look at, find, and put away! I just added the lights because it gets a little dark back here. Oh, and one thing I didn't add a picture of is the color bottles on the window sill....These are the only things the kids are not allowed to get down because they are antique glass jars, but they like looking at them. I have more in the block area that are plastic and they get to play with those ones which is probably why they don't seem to bother these ones.
The mirrors are a big hit. sometimes they arrange them in a design and sometimes they use them as mirrors. One day Bryan was using them with the geo blocks and seeing the mirrored image of his creation. Yes, they do break...but that is all part of the process.

Korina has been making crystals with the kids....they are growing very nicely. we also have dead beetles and snails for the kids to look at under the magnafying glasses. Those are my teeth!!! minus the big chip in the front. :)Looking up.....Here is the side with the snake.....These are little counters I found at Michaels....we need to get some spring and valentiney ones!! these are fall leaves and pumpkins....they sort and match these using the little baskets.A basket of shiney jewles, a basket of rocks, and small baskets to sort them all with.Purses and keys......Science books....things that we actually have!!!This is what is on the other side....These are baby food jars with holes in the tops and items to smell inside. We have lavender, garlic, basil, and cinnimon....we need to add a few more. a box of magnafying glasses...These geo blocks are a favorite. We used to just have a big bucket of them and then I saw somewhere they did this and I loved it. It looks nice and it helps with sorting skills!!Wood pieces can be stacked and counted. How high?? two small ones = a larger one......I got these at conference. They are shakers and make a nice sound without being too overwhelming!!

11 comments:

Ms Debbie said...

I love your materials !

Bev said...

Thanks, Annie! Once again you have given me so much to think about and aspire too!

Ms. Jessi said...

How beautiful! You are inspiring me to fix my science area!

Sara said...

What a wonderful area! Did you make the wood measuring activity or was it purchased? I love it!

Originalkat said...

Wonderful Science Area! I really need to get mine together! I am inspired. Where did you get the wood block measuring activity? That is really cool.
Thanks for sharing a detailed picture of this area.

chantelle said...

You are amazing! Love it all! I was wanting to also know where you bought the wood measurement stand from. It looks like in the past year or so, you have been caring for wee little ones, do you keep the babies out of this area? I didn't know how you kept the little leaves out of their mouths?

Annie's Alphabet said...

Thanks! Yay...I love science! I am not sure where I got the wood measuring...I did not make it :) but I suppose someone could easily make it. Check www.discountschoolsupply.com or maybe www.lakeshorelearning.com . the only other place I really shop is community playthings, but I don't think they have small things like that. As far as the little kiddos...we just watch them. We keep them out of the messy room (which is where the science are is) when they are little, little, but once they start walking that is the first place they want to go!!! of course. So we let them...and we watch them. The more they can put things in their mouth the more they learn about what they do not want to put in their mouth!! Sometimes they do get the little things in there...but again, we watch and pull stuff out. :))) After 20 + years...I have never had a choking incident. They love this area sooooo much! I hope you all can create your own amazing science area!

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This is amazing superb I like this very very much you are very creative mind and you made good things from messy, and the wood piece is really good.
Thank you for your post.

Lori said...

love your space! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi it is amazing how you desplaied in your room. I would like to have the rope light you used. Where did you get this? Thank you very much^^