It is said that young children experience the world and express themselves in a “hundred languages.” Discovery Time utilizes a broad array of these learning languages – including music, art, stories, and creative movement – to connect children to science. Children ages 3 to 6 are developing increasingly complex theories about the world, rapidly gaining language, and learning to work with others. Discovery Time activities are designed by early childhood specialists specifically to nurture and challenge the rapid development of preschool-aged children in a fun, safe, and collaborative learning environment. Discovery Time sparks the interest of science education in young children by teaching them how to explore a broad range of topics with a curious mindset. Each March will have a different focus, ranging from oceans, to space, to physics, to human health and anatomy. You never know what you may learn at Discovery Time!
Children ages 3 to 6 are developing quickly and gaining and mastering skills in a wide variety of domains including language, motor, symbolic representation, and concrete operational thinking. Discovery Time is structured around exploring the scientific method: observing, hypothesizing, testing, and discussing the results! Discovery Time provides open-ended activities that are accessible and engaging for children across a spectrum of development, and helps generally prepare them for the more structured learning environments they will encounter in elementary school.
Chemistry – it makes up everything around us! This month, Discovery Time participants will become chemists studying states of matter, mass, volume, elements, and more. Activities will provide an opportunity for interactive, playful, and scientifically accurate learning. Discovery Time is recommended for children aged 3-6, caregivers, and siblings.
Hands-on activities include:
- Exploring the different states of matter: solid, liquid, gas.
- Creating colorful bubble concoctions out of soap and water.
- Elemental explorations that introduce the periodic table with songs, dances, and games.
5 – 5:30 p.m. EST
Cost: Free with Admission