“The important thing is not to stop questioning."
- Albert Einstein
Science is all around us - it's in our bodies, in the sky above us and the ground below; it's in our cars and our kitchens. Science is a way of thinking. It involves observing and experimenting, making predictions, sharing discoveries, asking questions, and wondering how things work. It offers explanations for the phenomena all around and and allows us to reason rationally.
Children are inherently curious and want to understand the world around them. By engaging multiple senses and allowing them to be fully involved in the learning process, kids are able to make their own discoveries, actually retain information, and build the foundation for cognitive growth. They are more likely to remember a learning experience if it's a new, fun, and real experience! A learning environment that involves hands-on, experiential projects allows this to happen. In this environment, the adult is not the only source of information. Instead, the educator is there to provide a wide array of learning experiences and offer support to help the child develop new skills.
We often use the weather and our garden as a teacher, learning from the world around us when it's right in front of us. But check out what else all these MAD SCIENTISTS did this in addition to that this month!
Learning About Science Through Art
Garden and Nature
Science in Baking!
You can make this Zucchini Bread recipe at home and explore the scientific concepts that were involved in making the delicious product!
- 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 large eggs
In one bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. In another bowl mix together all the wet ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Carefully pour into an oiled bread pan and bake for about 60 minutes at 350 degrees. Slice into rectangles and enjoy with your friends!