KINDERGARTEN - EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES
PALMS Kindergarten Book
The entire PALMS K book can be downloaded by clicking here (please note the loading time may be long).
PALMS K Package - by activity
Activities can be accessed individually below.
An introduction to the Kindergarten package and its contents.
A list of equipment needed for each activity within the PALMS Kindergarten package. To assist you with planning and preparations.
Rocks, Fossils & Minerals
Students explore rocks to learn about texture, size, colour, shape and buoyancy.
Students make pet rocks and use them to tell stories and count with.
A list of lovely tales about fossils.
Students learn more about fossils by creating their own.
Students create their own 'dinosaur eggs' from simple materials and then crack them open.
Students create dinosaur tracks in their sandpit and learn more about the dinosaur trackways we have in Broome.
Students produce their own crystals from saturated solutions of sugar, salt or Epsom salts. They examine their shapes and sizes.
Students pan for 'gold'.
In the first activity students break up friable rock to make sediments. In the second students turn sand into rock through the addition of an Epsom salts solution.
Ideas for an exploration table to engage students with rocks, fossils and crystals.
Students explore soil and learn more about what it is made up of.
Students grow plants in sand and soil to see the difference in their growth rate and survival.
Students learn more about worms through examining them, create their own using a variety of materials and creating 'worm' paintings.
An experiment to show students that there is water contained within soils.
An exploration table to engage students with soils including a range of soils, magnifying glasses, sieves, water, plants and artificial worms.
An experiment to demonstrate what happens to puddles after it stops raining.
An activity to get students thinking creatively, and quickly.
A demonstration to show students that plants 'drink' water too.
An investigation to help students work out if plants like salty water.
Students will tell you they need water but who else does?
How do we tell when it is night and when it is day?
How big is your shadow? Does it change over the course of a school day?
How do we know what season it is? What seasons do the local Aboriginal people recognise?
Students build to survive their very own 'earthquake'.
Students learn a little more about volcanoes through a candle wax demonstration (with GREAT care) and songs.
Students design their own rockets to send them into space and are then treated to a classroom 'rocket' launch.
Students explore for micrometeorites.
Students learn more about the varying sizes of planets by standing on scaled models of them.
Students clothe an astronaut and have a go at completing tasks using their gloves.
A list of lovely space books.
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