Blasting Off in Pre-K
A few weeks ago, Pre-K students were building with blocks when they began creating a rocket ship. This led into a discussion of how rocket ships are built, what they are made of, and where they go. The class took this opportunity to learn about spaceships, space travel, and the solar system. They used a box to design and paint their own spaceship.
As they discussed space travel and the solar system, they came up with some questions to investigate. Questions ranged from “How does the rocket push upwards?” to “How are planets made?” and “What’s outside of space?” The class also had an impromptu lesson in the sandbox on the principles of gravity.