Park Science Activities

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Description of the activities and our philosophy: Science as Play

Link to general resources that we’ve put together.

Our themes:

Why these themes?  Frankly, we could have organized the themes in lots of different ways so that we had a different set of activities and collection of stuff that we could pull from each day.  We chose verbs, though, to really emphasize the actions of science and engineering as we want kids and their families to experience them.  Sometimes we have interesting discussions about where something should go: Should our giant bubbles be associated with “move” (because they wiggle and fly) or “feel” (because they’re so gooey and we put our hands right in the solution) or “build” (because they have to be constructed).  In the end, we organize things that make the most sense for our schedule and our supplies, and this changes from year to year.  Take a look at any of these themes to see some examples.