Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More experiments with light and shadow

Over the past few days, the children have been very engaged with some coloured glass bottles on the light table. They have explored the shapes of the bottles and discovered that the waves will fit together if the bottles are turned to the right direction. We have experimented with matching the coloured blocks to the different coloured bottles and filling the bottles with different things. To extend the children’s fine motor skills, this morning I placed the bottles on the table with baskets containing glass pebbles, small buttons and coloured beads. The challenge for the children was to use small tweezers to pick up these items to place in the bottles.

We continued to explore our interest in shadows by setting up a shadow puppet theatre using a lamp and a sheet. The children experimented with the different shapes and animals and also enjoyed putting themselves in the story using their little stand-up people.

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