5 Senses Archive

Discovering and Identifying Sounds

Today we initiated a series of sessions for studying sound. As it’s the custom in our first sessions, we started with an introductory session on the subject, dedicating ourselves to the discovery of sound. First, we’ve listened carefully for a minute with our eyes closed to the external sounds, trying to identify and describe them: pleasant, unpleasant, strong, weak, acute, deep, long, short, etc. . . . Then we searched …

Summer Experiments: Exploring Dirt and Mud

We will continue with other activities of scientific experimentation and outdoor play. Following some of the ideas found in this blog, we have been collecting in glass jars some soil samples from the different places we have visited: their father’s kitchen garden, the river, the beach, the path to the pool, the park…etc. He have labeled all the jars and kept them tightly closed. As we were collecting the samples, …

Hourglasses Racing: Time Perception

We have made today some experiments to help children getting familiar with the concept of time and duration, and to make comparisons such as: faster than, slower than, first place, second, last and so on. First we have showed them different hourglasses made with two plastic bottles held together by the top, where we had placed a small cardboard with a hole to slow down the flow between the two …

Sounds Bingo… A Hearing and Sight Game

After our experiments to discover the senses, now we would like to do a hearing and sight game to enjoy identifying different sounds. We need to cut out from old magazines pictures of objects or animals making different sounds, like cars, trains, helicopters, horses, sheep, telephones, pianos, guitars, etc. (better to look for the pictures in old magazines instead of using the net). We need 2 or 3 pictures for …