Looking for kindergarten science projects as school task sometimes is not easy. As parents, we supposed to help them in selecting which project is suitable for their interest and talent. There will be a lot of considerations in choosing kindergarten science projects. One of them is season.
For kindergarten science projects that relate to nature, not all subjects can be chosen. For instance, certain plants can not be observed during certain season, or animals’ behavior that not happens all the time. For example, migration of monarch butterfly (in Southern of Canada) that happens during certain days in fall, when day and night has the same period.
For monarch butterfly, during fall there is plenty of food for the caterpillars. But children should keep looking for milkweed to feed the hungry monarch caterpillars. In kindergarten science projects which are observed at school lab, make sure that children should bring enough milkweed for feeding the monarch caterpillars at school.
Some teachers also prepare the caterpillars then the student should bring them home to be grown up. Student will observe the growth of caterpillar and make notes of it. Here, they will be demanded to look for the caterpillar food by themselves.
Kindergarten science projects activity can also involve the family during holiday if it happens at the same time. Parents can participate in spending the spare time by being part of his project routines. Helping the child to get involved in doing his project is fun. Do this project as something constructive and not making him feels bored.
One of kindergarten science projects which is popular for kids is butterfly. Here are some science projects about butterfly for kindergarten to eighth grade:
- Kindergarten, first grade and second grade: The students help to take care and observe the caterpillar. They learn the metamorphosis process, starting from caterpillar that turns into cocoon, and finally being a butterfly. Finally they can explain the life cycle of butterfly
- Third grade, fourth grade and fifth grade: Observing more details on the life cycle of butterfly by measuring the length of caterpillar, cocoon, and observation of the life cycle stages, its behavior and learning its migration
- Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade: Learning what happens to the cocoon until being a butterfly and following its migration through online.