School-age children will discover and explore through the entire learning environment, both indoors and outdoors. Materials that spark discovery can be almost anything. Over the course of two days, complete the discovery inventory form found below. Observethe areas of the environment and materials used and how children learn and discover. Record your findings.
|Area/Material||How does this encourage discovery?|
Children can use the insect containers to collect insects. They can observe the insects and discover new things about them.
The fish tank gives children the opportunity to observe fish. They can discover how they move, breatheandeat and what kinds of habits they develop.
Biographies on famous inventors
Children can read about inventions and the people that created them. This can allow them to discover new things and encouragesthem to create inventions of their own.