Feb 062014
 
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NAME OF MONTESSORI ACTIVITY

Air is Hidden

AREA

Science

AGE

3 – 6 Years

MATERIALS

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Jar, bowl, cloth

DIRECT AIM

Understanding that Air is hidden

INDIRECT AIM

 

PRESENTATION

  1. Invite the child to begin the Work Cycle
  2. Ask the child to fill the jug with water.
  3. Pour the water into the bowl.
  4. Grasp the cloth and show the child that you are squeezing all the air out of the cloth.
  5. Place the cloth into the water.
  6. Air bubbles will float to the top of the water:
  7. The directress then indicates the bubbles to the child and says, “see, air is hidden, look at those bubbles”.
  8. End the Work Cycle.

 

CONTROL OF ERROR

No air bubbles

EXTENSIONS

 

VARIATIONS

 

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