Today’s “science experiment” was actually a color words and sensory lesson in disguise. Our good friend Mrs. Svozil (yes, Mr. Svozil’s wife) sent it to us as an idea of something we might like to try and we agreed!
So, we checked out the website-http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/baking-soda-and-vinegar-experiment/ – and then set to work thinking of the learning objectives we could incorporate:
1. Read color words (an IEP objective!).
2. Make predictions (What might happen when we mix red and blue together? What will happen when we put this vinegar into the baking soda?).
3. Make observations (“It looks all bubbly!” “It looks like a sponge.” “It looks fizzy like pop.”).
4. Use as a language activity and prompt for language (using descriptive words like “blue boat” or “purple liquid”). (Hey, another IEP objective!)
5. Follow one step directions (More IEP objectives!).
6. Follow multi-step directions (IEP objectives!).
7. Use social language and share (“Please pass the blue.”) (IEP objectives!)
8. Invite Mrs. K (our SLP) so that she can later ask questions and use as a memory recall activity (IEP objectives!).
9. Use as a fine motor task (squeezing the medicine droppers) (Yes! IEP objectives!).
10. Relate to an art lesson (color wheel, primary colors, secondary colors).
12. Use as “pretend play” (“I see you added boats. It looks like the ocean. I am pretending mine is the ocean and my ships are sailing on it.”).
13. HAVE FUN!
Wow, that makes a great lesson! Plus, we tied it to a book by first reading Fall Leaves Fall after calendar/weather time. This book has lots of color words and helped us move right over to the table to practice our color words using the food coloring! So, there’s 14. Listening Comprehension!
Check out these great pictures of the fun!
Tomorrow, we may have to write in our e-portfolios about this!