Saturday, January 21, 2012

Preschool Science: Airplanes

Making an airport, complete with hangars and a control tower.


Airplane coloring pages: here, here, and here.


A lesson in how airplanes fly and making the shape of airplane wings out of clay.


Dot-to-dot and maze. Rohan loved the maze and kept asking for more.


Falling paper experiment. A ball of paper falls faster than a flat piece that catches more air.


But a parachute slows the ball of paper down.


Paper wing experiment.


Airplane rhymes and fingerplay.


Playing with paper airplanes.


And a paper helicopter.


Airplane art.


Windsocks made of toilet paper tubes and streamers.


Playing mechanic and pilot.




I used google maps to show the kids how long it takes to get to different cities by walking, driving or flying.
And we read plenty of books on airplanes. I especially liked The Little Airplane by Lois Lenski. It is geared toward young children but the text isn't babyfied. It's full of information in a story format and would be good for preschool on up through elementary.

3 comments:

  1. How did Rohan get so big all of a sudden?! He's almost losing his baby face!

    Thank you for the congrats! I hope you're enjoying your pregnancy, too! :)

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  2. It looks like the kids had a lot of fun with the airplane activities. The trip to their Dad's work looked great! ~Liesl

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