Pre-Kindergarten Science

Color Mixing

The Fall season is a great opportunity to introduce the science concept of color mixing. Here is just brief sample lesson plan related to this science concept.

 

Connection to Literature

Mouse Paint Simple Retelling

Mouse Paint Simple Retelling

Read the book “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh to introduce the concept of color mixing.

 

Shared and Independent Reading

The emergent reader “Color Magic” found in the “Colors” theme unit is a simple retelling of the story.  It could be used for shared and independent reading.

 

Colors Theme

 

Color Mouse Follow-up Experiment

Color Mixing Experiment

Color Mixing Experiment

The students would dab one end of a Q-tip with one color and mix it on the mouse template. After they dab the other end with another color and mix it over top; this will make a new color.

 

Red and blue makes purple
Yellow and red makes orange
Blue and yellow makes green

 

After the paintings are dry, they can be cut and glued to the picture frame.  The picture frame can be colored and cut to make a “Color Mouse Magic” display.

 

More Fun and Independent Science Experiments

The “Kinderplans Science Program” was designed to include:

-  Experiments that align with curriculum outcomes and related themes
-  Experiments that are fun and engaging

Pre-Kindergarten Science Program

Pre-Kindergarten Science Program

-  Experiments are meant to be independently run at the Science Center in a fun and safe environment
-  Follow-up crafts and suggested literature selections included

 

More Information On the Program

More information on the program can be found in the link below:

 

Kinderplans Science and Experimentation Program

 

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