science

Driving Water Lift from Well!

πŸ”πŸ§ͺ Dive into the World of STEM with Our Preschoolers! πŸš€πŸ”§ 🌊 Using simple tools - a plate and cups - our budding engineers artfully replicated a method to lift water from a model well. It's a fusion of history, science, and hands-on fun!Β 

Ocean Water vs. Regular Water!Β 

🌊πŸ₯š An Egg-citing Experiment: Ocean Water vs. Regular Water! 🌊πŸ₯š Hey, friends! 🌟 I just conducted a super interesting experiment that I couldn't wait to share with you all! πŸ€©πŸ”¬ Today, I decided to test what happens when you drop an egg into ocean water versus regular water. 🌊πŸ₯š So, here's what went down: I carefully prepared two bowls, one filled with ocean water and the other with regular water. With great anticipation, I gently placed an egg into each bowl and observed the results. πŸ€”πŸ” 🌊 Ocean Water Bowl: As soon as the egg touched the ocean water, something fascinating happened! The egg started to float, which was a bit unexpected. It turns out that the salt content in the ocean water increases its density, making objects float more easily than in regular water. How cool is that? πŸ€―πŸ” πŸ’¦ Regular Water Bowl: In contrast, when the egg entered the regular water, it sank to the bottom just like we would normally expect. Since regular water doesn't have the same level of salt content as the ocean, it has a lower density, causing the egg to sink. It's like a little science magic happening right before our eyes! πŸ§ͺ✨ This experiment got me thinking about the unique properties of ocean water and how it differs from regular water. The salt content not only affects its density but also influences various aspects of marine life and the overall ecosystem. Nature truly is incredible! 🌊🌍 Have you ever wondered about the differences between ocean water and regular water? Share your thoughts and let's dive into a conversation about it! πŸ πŸ’¬ #ScienceExperiment #OceanVsRegularWater #EggDrop #FASCINATINGDISCOVERIES #STEM #handsonlearning #excelledmontessori #montessori #reggioemilia #SaltwaterScience #DensityDifferences #MarineLifeWonders #WaterProperties #ScienceMagic #CuriousMinds #EggFloating #WaterDensity #NatureIsIncredible #EcosystemExplorationΒ 

Magic Spinning WaterΒ 

🌞🌊 Summer Science Fun with ExcellED Montessori! πŸ§ͺπŸ”¬

Parents and little scientists, are you ready for a splash of science that's absolutely bucket-loads of fun?

Join us in an exciting summer experiment that combines the warmth of the season and the joy of learning! With just a sturdy bucket and some water, we'll uncover the "magic" of physics - right in our backyard.🌳πŸͺ£πŸ’¦

🎯 Objective: We're going to spin a bucket of water over our heads, and guess what? The water won't spill! Sounds unbelievable? That's the magic of science!

πŸ“ Here's how we do it:

1️⃣ Fill a bucket halfway with water. 2️⃣ Make a prediction - what do you think will happen if we spin the bucket in a circle over our heads? 3️⃣ Now for the fun part - carefully spin the bucket over your head (make sure you're outdoors and have enough space)! 4️⃣ Did the water spill? We bet it didn't! πŸŽ‰

πŸ’‘ Why this happens: This is all thanks to a principle called "centrifugal force." When we spin the bucket, the water wants to move in a straight line. But the bottom of the bucket forces the water to move in a circle. When the bucket is upside down at the top of the circle, the centrifugal force is greater than gravity, so the water stays put!

Always remember, safety first! 🦺 This experiment should be done under adult supervision. Ensure the area is clear and safe for this fun activity.

Happy experimenting, little ones! Don't forget to share your experiences and photos with us in the comments. #ExcellEDMontessori #SummerScienceFun #LearningThroughPlay #LittleScientists #MontessoriAtHome πŸŽˆπŸ”†πŸ§‘β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬

The Power of Push Β 

πŸ§‘β€πŸ”¬πŸ” Physics Fun with Mr. Ty - The Power of Push! πŸ’ͺπŸš€ Curious minds and tiny scientists, let's explore the fascinating world of physics - right at our preschool level! Today's topic? Demonstrating how a lighter body can push a heavier one. Sounds challenging? Not with a little help from science! Here's a simple experiment you can do at home. All you need is a toy car and a book. πŸš—πŸ“š πŸ” Objective: To understand how force works and how a lighter object (like a toy car) can move a heavier object (like a book).Β 

Here's how we do it: 1️⃣ Put a book on a flat surface. 2️⃣ Take a small toy car and push it towards the book. 3️⃣ Observe what happens! The car, even though it's lighter, should be able to move the book. Why this happens: This is all due to a principle in physics called 'force.' When the car hits the book, it applies a force on the book. This force is enough to overcome the book's resistance to movement, causing it to move! Remember, safety first! This experiment should be done under adult supervision. And of course, have fun!Β 


At ExcellED Montessori, we believe in learning through play and exploration. It's never too early to introduce the wonders of science to our children! Happy experimenting, little ones! Share your experiences and photos with us in the comments. #ExcellEDMontessori #PhysicsFun #LearningThroughPlay #LittleScientists #MontessoriAtHome #science #scienceexperiments #sciencekidsΒ 

Levers

πŸ”§ Learn the Power of Levers: Create and Explore with Your Child! πŸ”§ Have you ever wondered how a simple tool like a lever can accomplish incredible feats? Get ready to unlock the secrets of levers with your child through a fun DIY project and hands-on exploration! 🌟 Here's a simple guide to create and use a lever with your little one:

1️⃣ Step 1: Gather materials: A sturdy board or plank A fulcrum (a small block or cylindrical object) Objects to use as weights (such as small toys, books, or containers filled with sand or water) Imagination and curiosity!Β 

2️⃣ Step 2: Assemble your lever: Place the fulcrum in the middle of the board or plank. Balance the board on the fulcrum to create your lever.

Β 3️⃣ Step 3: Experiment with different weights: Have your child place objects of varying weights on one end of the lever. Observe how the lever responds and the effects of the weight on different positions along the lever.Β 

4️⃣ Step 4: Explore mechanical advantage: Encourage your child to move the fulcrum closer to or farther from the heavy end of the lever. Observe how this affects the ease or difficulty of lifting the weight. Discuss the concept of mechanical advantage and how leverage can make tasks easier.Β 

5️⃣ Step 5: Extend the learning experience: Encourage your child to come up with their own lever designs using different materials and variations. Explore real-life examples of levers, such as see-saws, wheelbarrows, and scissors. Discuss how levers are used in everyday objects and how they make our lives easier.Β 

🌈 Enjoy the process of creating and using a lever together with your child. Through hands-on exploration, you'll discover the magic of physics and foster their curiosity and problem-solving skills! Share your lever creations and experiences in the comments below. Let's inspire each other with the amazing world of levers! πŸš€ ntessoriAtHome #science #scienceexperiments #sciencekidsΒ 

Self propelling tricycle

πŸš€ Toddlers Harnessing the Power of Physics! Self-Propelling Tricycles in Action! 🚲 

Prepare to be amazed as we share an incredible moment from our preschool program! Our clever toddlers are harnessing the principles of physics, specifically rotation, to self-propel their tricycles. 🌟 πŸ’‘

Β How does it work?Β 

By understanding the concept of rotation, our little explorers have learned how to generate forward motion by using their leg muscles and coordinating them with the pedals. They've discovered that applying force in a circular motion propels the tricycle forward, allowing them to navigate their way around with enthusiasm and joy! 🌈 Why is this important? Introducing physics concepts at an early age sets the foundation for a lifelong love of science and a strong STEM foundation. 

Our toddlers are not only having fun, but they're also developing critical thinking, coordination, and problem-solving skills as they explore and master this self-propelling technique. πŸš€Β 

The joy and pride on their faces as they independently navigate their tricycles is truly priceless. It's a testament to their incredible abilities and the power of hands-on learning.Β 

At Excelled Montessori, we strive to create an environment that sparks curiosity and empowers children to become confident, capable, and curious learners. We celebrate their achievements, big and small, and provide opportunities for them to explore the wonders of the world around them.Β 

🌟 Join us in applauding these incredible young physicists as they pedal their way towards a future filled with discovery and adventure!