Our topic for the month for all of the Mother Goose Time Blog Ambassadors is science in Mother Goose Time. There are many different ways that Mother Goose Time entwines science into everyday learning. You can visit their website for a full explanation of how they add science into their curriculum.
Each of the monthly topics we have done so far have either been about a science topic or geography topic. For example this month we are learning about the Ocean, each day we learn about a different animal that is found in the ocean, or different concepts based around the Ocean theme. Last month the kids learned about Outer Space, and each day they learned about a different space concept, planet, etc. During the month the kids learn such a large range of skills it is really quite amazing.
On top of the fact that Mother Goose Time themes are usually based on a science concept in general, they also include a monthly science experiment on a card for easy filing.
This month, for example the kids did a science experiment about sweet and salty water because they are learning about the ocean. The experiment really showed the kids just what the ocean tastes like, which is wonderful because my kids have only experienced the fresh water great lakes so they really had no clue.
We also have both of the boys chart their before observations as well as the science experiment results and keep them in our science journals.
Here is one of our activities during our daily school, the boys are comparing and contrasting a tortoise and a sea turtle. Then we went over the facts about both of them that are on the back of the cards.
Each month inside the teachers guide in the back of the book, Mother Goose Time includes a list of all of the different skills that are included in that months curriculum called the Developmental Continuum. This is a wonderful thing to follow through out the month to make sure that your child/student is able to understand the concepts for their age level. This months science concepts are:
- Scientific Reasoning
- Inquires and Predicts
- Observes and experiments
- Evaluates and infers
- Life Science
- Identifies basic needs
- Classifies organisms
- Physical Science
- Identifies properties of matter
- Explores forces and motions
- Earth Science
- Identifies weather and climates
- Explores ecosystems
- Explores technology
To find some great science experiments check out my Pinterest Science board, there are many great ideas there.
Disclaimer: As a Mother Goose Time Blog Ambassador I am provided with their monthly curriculum and writing prompts to share with my viewers. I am not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. Please read my full disclosure policy for more information.