St. Monica: Mad Science Ped Day

Zahra Amini, Educator, St. Monica What better way to spend a pedagogical day than becoming mad scientists?! Children love learning about science and that was apparent at St. Monica B.A.S.E. Daycare on March 22, 2019. The Mad Science after school activity is a great way to get students thinking outside the box and to learn…

Gardenview: Budding Scientists Discover Sound Vibrations

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator This fall, Miss Jodi had the budding scientists at Gardenview B.A.S.E. daycare learning about how sound works. She asked everyone to gently touch their throats while saying their names. They all felt their fingers vibrate. Miss Jodi explained that for a sound to happen, something has to vibrate, move, or shake….

Gardenview Science: Static Electricity

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator This week, Gardenview budding scientists learned about static electricity through six mini experiments, all using balloons charged with static to move objects – they learned that static acts as a magnet either attracting or repelling objects. In first experiment, the children drew objects that can fly onto small pieces of parchment…

Parkdale: Budding Scientists Reveal Secret Message

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Parkdale Budding Scientists were at it again! Today they were also magicians: they created messages that disappeared, and used science to make them reappear. First, Miss Jodi gave everyone a piece of blank paper. In a bowl, she mixed ¼ cup of baking soda with ¼ cup of water. She prepared…

Parkdale: Budding Scientists Learn about Acids and Bases

Jodi Schwartz, B.A.S.E. Animator Early morning science is one of the best ways to start the day. Luckily for the Parkdale B.A.S.E. Daycare children, Miss Jodi arrived with not one, but two science experiments for them to try. First up was drawing personalized volcanoes on strips of paper, wrapping them around a cup, and making…