Physical science activities

This week’s lessons focus on physical science. In these activities, children will have the opportunity to predict, observe and interpret results while they mix different substances together. Much of this content will be explained in greater detail at a later age; so it’s not important for your child to master these concepts. Right now, focus on sparking curiosity with experiments. Don’t expect your child to totally understand the chemistry and physics behind the experiments. Rather, just encourage critical thinking skills and hands-on participation. One activity you can try is making a LAVA lamp. Pour 3 inches of water into a jar and one third cup of oil. Shake the jar until the contents are settled, then have your child drop food coloring in the mix. Does it spread or settle in one substance? Watch what happens!

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