Much of the work in our preschool classrooms is active and open ended, busy, and often noisy. There are also times for children to have their own materials and to practice a more directed activity.
At the science table, students are learning to follow directions, to wonder about what might happen (will the drops flow differently if we change the surface or the angle), to talk about their work and describe what they are seeing. They are acquiring new vocabulary and learning the value of recording your work by drawing pictures and writing words before cleaning up. And while those faces look very focused and serious, there are also moments of joy and celebration as children discover something new!