It’s May, y’all! And that means it’s the last month of our homeschool year. Can you believe it?
We’re just getting started with our Growing Gardens theme and today’s fun Investigation Station wraps up Ocean Commotion. You know, I mentioned last week that we’ve had lots of fun playing with sand and water and so of course we continued doing exactly that.
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If you’ve been around for a while, then you already know that we’re using Mother Goose Time for preschool homeschool and it’s been such a huge blessing for us.
We learned about whales this week and did this awesome Whale Investigation Station.
Whale Investigation Station
Scientific Reasoning (25.2), Earth Science (28.2)
What you’ll need
- Activity tub or other small container
- Tools that can squirt water, such as squeeze bottles, eyedroppers, and turkey basters
- Two bowls or tubs
Here’s how to do it
- Set out different types of tools that can squirt water, such as squeeze bottles, eyedroppers, and turkey basters.
- Set out two bowls or tubs (one filled with water and one empty).
- Which tool squirts water the highest?
- What would a whale’s blowhole sound like?
- Which tool moves the most water from one bowl to the other?
Talk about lots of fun, right? The little guy definitely loves all things sand and water. And this time around, we mixed things up a bit and made our ocean water purple. How’s that for living on the edge?
We used eye droppers and a squeeze bottle to simulate a whale’s blowhole for our investigation station. I also tossed in a few other things that we had around the house.
I loved watched the little guy explore the various tools. He filled the squeeze bottle and squirted it back into the bin.
He also had a blast squirting water into the air with the eye droppers. A little messy, but… Whatever works, right? Lol…
And let’s not forget about filling the containers. I had tossed in two larger containers and a few smaller ones along with some funnels.
This was one of those activities that we just sorta left out for a day or so. And the little guy came and went as he pleased. It’s also one that we’ll definitely be doing again.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Growing Gardens theme. And if you missed our preschool space post, you can check it out here.
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