As our Primary students look forward to their science fair this week, our Foundation students continue to explore, investigate and hypothesise about Science through their play. Last week, we explored different materials including magnets, corn flour, flour, salt, water and colours. The children are becoming quite adapt at making playdough. They are beginning to measure quantities and can also estimate how much water to add to flour and salt to make the dough. They are now adding a little at a time, kneading the dough and then a drop more as needed. Last week, we investigated corn flour and the children were encouraged to describe their observations. They explored further by adding coloured powders of red, blue and yellow and then investigated how to make more colours by mixing them up. A hypothesis suggested was “if we add more water we can cover the tuff spot” but they discovered instead it wasn’t flat and it just ran to the edges so changed their ideas to make it stickier, so they added more corn flour. It is amazing to see how they explore, adapt and investigate ideas to find out how things change. Science is wonderful as it gives children the opportunity to learn in practical ways whilst learning some new vocabulary along the way. Have a look around your house…science is everywhere.