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These free activities are meant to serve as a starting point for early-childhood scientific exploration. There are currently eighteen themed resources available for download from our website:
The Air Up There: Activities to explore wind and air.
The Air Up There II*: Explore floating and flying through the air, and never forget it's there.
Amazing Me: Discover the amazing things your body can do, both inside and out.
Balance This*: Practice your own acrobatics and build mini acrobats.
Bubble & Fizz*: Explore how bubbles are formed (and popped!).
Gadgets and Contraptions: Explore simple machines and how they work.
Mysterious Mixtures: Dissolving, separating, mixing and combining.
Reflections and Shadows: Activities to explore light, mirrors, reflection and shadows.
Rockin' Rocks*: Dig for fossils, or create your own.
Round The Circle: Circles and wheels, rolling and spinning.
Salt & Fresh Water*: Explore how salt affects water and observe the details of creatures that live in oceans.
Size Matters: Explore growing and shrinking.
Sticky Stuff: Velcro, glue and other sticky things.
Structures*: Explore what materials and designs are best for building.
Super Sleuths: Practice science process skills such as observing, comparing and contrasting and using tools like magnifiers.
Super Slueths II*: Use your senses in unsual ways.
Trees & Plants*: Activities to explore what plants are.
Wet & Dry: Wet and dry bags, sponges and sand castles.
*Produced in collaboration with the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society
Looking for more science ideas? Check out our favourite science websites.
Questions to ask while exploring science with preschoolers. Available in 8 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Farsi, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Punjabi.