Science is exciting. In our small campus, many of the discovery time activities are planned in the garden. Last week grade 1 students completed their science unit on 'five senses'. As part of unit related practical work we decided to explore plants, insects and other objects in our garden.
All the future scientists were excited to make new discoveries with a basic 450X microscope which was easy to handle for the small hands. We started with different types of leaves and also looked at some micro-organisms. Once the children were comfortable with the microscope they started looking for other interesting objects from the garden. Weeds, ant, plant bug, sand and water droplets were explored under the microscope. The activity was really exciting and helped the students discover a new world which we normally can't see with our eyes.
Children were excited to explore more objects but we had to stop as it was home time. The school has already ordered an electronic microscope and we are looking forward to new learning adventures.