Child-Friendly Science Investigation

Child-Friendly Science InvestigationWho said science is just for nerdy, thick-rimmed, bifocal wearing scientists?

Not in ECLC!

In early childhood, science is viewed as something new,

exciting and fun!

Even something as simple as colors and water are seen through eyes of eager anticipation.

After singing some songs and reading a story in the morning, I asked the students, can you tell me what the word ‘same’ means? How about the word different?

Some students said “Same, like my shoes!” While others just looked at their friend that was wearing the same yellow SIS shirt they were wearing.

The teacher showed the class three small, transparent glass jars filled with the same amount of water.

“Are these the same?” asked the teacher.

“The same!” said the students.

Next, the teacher  poured some water on a water color pallet, mixed it a bit and filled a medicine dropper with green water from the water color pallet.

Then the teacher asked for volunteers, and those that volunteered dropped 5 drops of green colored water on one jar and did the same on the next jar.

Another volunteer stood up and did the same to the last jar, using red water instead of green this time.

And with the use of magnifying lenses, we slowly examined how the colored water gets into the water-filled jar until it slowly mixes with water. We also noticed that the water itself became either green or red.

The teacher then asked everyone to sit on their seats and do this experiment on their own.

And like any good science experiment, we always document our findings on a piece of paper.

To read more stories about Shekou International School visit their website: www.sis.org.cn/why-choose-sis

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The Contributor

Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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