TSMC - Play it, Weigh it ,Say it

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Kit Information

Grade: K
Type: Physical Science
This kit was developed by Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. It is a pre-kindergarten kit with 4 explorations: Exploring Colors, Exploring Weight, Exploring Changes, and Exploring Dissolving. The kit gets its name from the techniques used in each exploration where students observe (play it) with objects and songs are included so that students "say it" as well. In Exploring Colors students use food coloring in water, finger paints, colored celophane, and colored oobleck to learn about mixing colors. In Exploring Weight the students use scales (not provided in kit) to do relative comparisons of the weight of classroom objects. The Exploring Changes unit is centered around the peanut, so you will need to check for possible student allergies. In Exploring Dissolving students discover that some objects dissolve in water while others do not.

The PISCES Project is a program of SDSU, SDSA, and SDCOE

PISCES Project Supporters

National Science Foundation
Biogen Idec || Boston Scientific || Girard Foundation || Hewlett Packard Foundation || Qualcomm Incorporated ||
San Diego Science Alliance || Sprint || The Legoland Foundation ||
Richard D. Winter Jr. Matching Gift || A generous gift from the Edgar Hardy Family || The San Diego Foundation's Reuben H. Fleet Discretionary Fund & Colonel Frank C. Wood Memorial Fund || Todd and Mari Gutschow Family Foundation || Anne Prause Blue || Proxima || Marilyn and Martin Colby