Doing an experiment, of course, very fun for early childhood. Especially if they are invited to learn simple experiments such as observing an experiment that usually occurs in everyday life. Experiment is a learning that actively involves children to observe, assess, and conclude the results of the experiments they do. When children are given the opportunity for teachers to be involved in measuring, comparing the sizes of objects around them, they will learn about the concept of measurement. For example, you can give the task of measuring the size of the leaves around the school. Then ask them to group the size of the leaves according to the size of the leaves. By doing science, children will be trained in their five senses. Children will learn to see, feel, smell, feel and hear from the experiments they do, both individually and in groups. Without realizing it, children will learn through experimentation. Here are some experiments for early childhood :
Learning Simple Experiments. What is Experiment?
Experimental activities for early childhood, is not a very serious experiment. The method used must also use how to play, because in essence, children are good learners. During learning while playing, children will get new experiences, manipulate materials and tools, interact and socialize with other people or group friends. Play is the beginning of all subsequent cognitive functions, because play is very necessary in children’s lives. Experimental method (experimental) is a learning method that gives students the opportunity to experiment on their own about the process that creates a form of experimental method, which is a renewal without changing existing functions. Here are some Simple Experiments for Kids:
- Experiment with combining colors. Through this experiment, children will recognize some primary colors (red, blue, yellow). And secondary colors (a mixture of various primary colors). For example, if you mix blue with yellow, it will turn green.
- Recognizing liquids. If children are invited to experiment with water, they will be very happy. Invite children to know the properties of water, one of which is by placing water in various shapes of places. Because the nature of water is to occupy space according to the shape of the object.
- The secret of floating eggs. With this experiment, children will know the secret behind the floating of a ship in the vast ocean. Prepare three eggs, three glasses, salt and water, and put the water in all the glasses. The first glass is filled with water without salt, the second glass is filled with a little salt, and the third glass is filled with quite a lot of salt. Then put the eggs one by one into the eggs, it will be obtained, which eggs float and which do not. The experiment shows the effect of the density of water on objects that enter the water. Ships have air cavities in them, just like eggs. That’s why ships can float on the sea like an egg floating on a glass.