Later today, during Golden Time, the Jnr1C had two surprises waiting for them, both linking with Senses.
The first activity was working with some ‘Magic beads’. In the beginning these beads were small and hard, but then we put water on them and by ‘drinking’ the water, the beads became bigger and softer. The children also noticed that the colour of the water changed when it came in contact with the beads. It was great fun watching the ‘magic beads’ jumping all over the table.
The second surprise was a popcorn machine. Here we saw how hard and tiny the popcorn seed was. Then we heard the whizzing of the motor and heard the popcorn bang on the side. Our sense of smell came in use then as we could start smelling the popcorn cooking. The children’s eyes almost popped out when they saw the first popcorn popping over the opening in the machine. Some children soon realized that the popcorn or any seeds coming out of the machine were terribly HOT. We let them cool a bit and then used our sense of Taste to eat the popcorn. Within a few minutes only crumbs and empty seeds were left to show this experiment.
Look at the photos below for these two activities on Senses.