Tot School - W is for Weather, Whales and Watermelon
Owen and Eli: 43 months old
There are loads of fun weather related science experiments on Pinterest! We had a pretty mixed bag for weather in Texas this week too, so it worked out well to talk about rain, clouds, wind, sun, tornadoes and fog. We watched some YouTube videos on tornadoes, and then made our own tornado in a jar using water, dish soap, vinegar, food coloring and glitter (for the debris). Pretty cool!
We made frost in a tin can too using shaved ice, water and salt. We ended up having to put it in the freezer to get the frost effect. I think this experiment would work better when the house is a little colder. We used our magnifying glasses to check out the frost crystals up close.
We talked a lot about seasons and the weather that usually comes with each season. I let them each choose a picture of a tree in a certain season to draw a picture of what you might do outside then (ie - building a snowman in the winter). I love the differences in my twins! The first picture is what Eli did with his winter tree. He turned it over and drew a 'watermelon machine' that shoots out watermelons. Owen's is the middle picture, where he meticulously colored each branch and the dirt brown and the grass green, then drew a man walking in the leaves. The third picture is Garrett's, who loves practicing pulling every cap off the markers and drawing one line with each color. He's only 20 months - I can't expect much!
MoneySavingMom.com, the color by number from education.com (notice the difference again in their coloring personalities!) and the preschool reading pages from education.com.
Here's what we found at the library whale and weather related books...