Instilling scientific knowledge and logical acumen in the children should start at the earliest possible age. It will help children question and understand various processes around them and their environment in an intelligent fashion.
Keeping this thought in mind, we the Pre Primary section of City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar Campus I observed and celebrated “Science Experiment Day” on July 2nd, 2017. The day started off with a display of a dedicated board on the said theme, put up in the lobby. Various experiments were set up in the lobby to sensitize the children with real world scientific information. The following experiments were performed in front of the children, which them awestruck and spellbound.
'Creating a Glass Harmonica with Water in Bowls that demonstrated the concept of the heavy items sinking and light floating using a coin and a thermocol respectively.
Air pores help in floating was shown by using an orange that floats when it has the peel and sinks when it is unpeeled. Air has weight was shown by deflating a balloon hung on a stick which causes it to tilt.
Filtration was shown by using a filter paper. The concept of primary colours was also demonstrated and how they mix to give various shades of secondary colours. Vinegar and baking soda when mixed produce carbon dioxide which used to inflate a balloon.
All the experiments were very eye-catching and left an indelible mark on the young minds of the students, which was precisely what we wanted and strive towards.