Science experiment results have a way of revealing important aspects of an experiment.
So, we asked the world’s leading preschool science researchers to share some of the most interesting discoveries and insights they’ve made during their research.
First up: How to learn about preschool experiments?
We asked a group of preschool science teachers to rank the 10 most important aspects about preschool experiment results.
Below is what they said.1.
The first hour or so of preschool learning: “If the experiment is short, the experimenter should be prepared to explain what is going on and what it means to begin the experiment.
This can be done by showing a series of pictures to each child.
If the experiment begins with a single picture, the teacher should explain that the picture is the first picture of the day.
If two or more pictures are shown, the first is the second and so on, until the experiment ends.
For example, if there are three pictures in the experiment, one is a black background, and the others are white and blue, then the teacher would explain that one of the pictures is a red background.
A second explanation is that there are red objects in the picture and that they are white or blue, and so forth.2.
The final picture: If there is no experiment to explain the experiment results, the next question is whether the teacher can explain how the experiment was designed.
The teacher should emphasize that the experiment has been designed for each child in the class to learn how to perform the task and then explain what the purpose of the experiment and how it was designed were.3.
The experimenters: Teachers should explain how and why they are testing each child’s ability to learn.
The parents should be given a brief description of the purpose and the goals of the test and the test result.4.
The children: The teacher will ask questions about the child’s performance and the children will answer.5.
The results: The results will be posted in the children’s report book, the childrens journal, or other appropriate places.6.
The questions: The teachers should answer any questions that may arise.7.
The outcomes: Teachers will give their feedback and the results will go to the children.8.
The lessons: The children will have the opportunity to participate in the next class meeting.9.
The students: The students will have an opportunity to share their own observations.10.
The awards: Teachers and parents will receive awards for achievement and recognition.