Science Fair and Workshops

The theme this week was science. Isa and I attended a couple science workshops. The first was a sink or float preschool science class at the library.

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The next day Isa and I attended another preschool science class at the Mad Science laboratory. This was the last workshop of the school year and was about insects.

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After that class, we drove right over to the library where they were sponsoring a mosaics preschool craft. It worked out really well because he made a butterfly mosaic.

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This week I also volunteered at Hawwa’s first grade science fair at the girls’ school.  I basically had to present a lesson and activities on mixing and dissolving. It was actually a lot of fun and I am grateful that my husband was able to stay home with Isa so I could help out.

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While I was visiting their school, I was also able to catch a glimpse at the Kindergartens’ baby chick science project. Siddiqah has been telling us about them for some time. This was a project I always wanted to do with them.

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One of the first grade teachers is also raising some ducklings. So adorable.

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The next few days are a holiday here and the girls will be heading to their grandparents. Next week will be a busy week with SOL testing and Yahya’s graduation, insha Allah.

4 responses to “Science Fair and Workshops

  1. anonymousmuslimah

    MashaAllah it is great that you are able to be so involved in their school. I also have looked into the chicks idea, but not sure just how much work it involves? How long do they need a heat lamp for?

    • As salaam alaikum ummsalam,

      I wish I could do more actually as there are so many opportunities to be involved, but I don’t always have child care for Isa and I can’t take him with me when I volunteer:( only to eat lunch with them.

      I don’t know about the heat lamp. They were in some sort of incubator until they hatched. They will go back to the farm in a few weeks at the end of the year.

  2. Assalamualaykum,
    what’s going on in the petri dishes?
    The chicks and ducklings are so cute maashAllah. A friend of mine raised her chickens from four days old.

    • Wa alaikum as salaam ummrashid,

      The candy, Gobstoppers, were dissolving in the petri dishes. The other cup had M and Ms and the Ms were insoluble and floated to the top.

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