Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills
- Pose “what” and “why” questions about their surroundings
- Make predictions and perform experiments
- Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations
Lil’ Creators Focus Skills
- Pose “what,” “why” and “how” questions about their surroundings
- Make predictions, perform experiments, and discuss results
- Use 5-senses to make observations
Cut the tissue paper using the wings as a guide.
Glue the body of the butterfly to the cardboard. The body will overlap the wings. This will cause the wings to be glued to the cardboard in the center but not on the edges so the wings can still fly.
Rub the balloon on the carpet or your pants.
Teacher TipWhy does this work?
Rubbing the balloon on the carpet causes excess electrons to adhere to the balloon. These electrons are looking for some where to go, so when you hover the balloon over the tissue paper they “jump to” or attract the tissue paper causing the tissue paper to move. This is static electricity.
Your Lil’ does not need to know this, but if they are curious or asking you can tell them that the wings move because little pieces (electrons) jump on the balloon when your rub it on the carpet and then they find friends to jump to when they get close to the tissue paper.
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