Ka Pa‘alana Preschool held its first ever science fair at our Hope site on September 19th. As a program dedicated to family education, it was a great opportunity for our participants to come together to create such meaningful experiences while nurturing the natural curiosity of children.
With seven different hands-on stations, our teachers took everyday household products and turned them into experiments that delve into simple scientific concepts that started great conversations among caregivers and keiki. From exploring the properties of non-Newtonian fluids in the form of a mixture of cornstarch and water to creating explosively colorful designs in milk with food coloring and dishwashing soap, our keiki got their hands dirty as their families expressed joy watching them engage in the sensory experiences. Their eyes lit up as they made clear connections between the activities and the concepts they were meant to demonstrate. Our families even took home a few activities to continue the learning and fun, encouraging their keiki to explore the world of science and further their understanding of all the new concepts they learned.
A special mahalo to all our participants for making this event a great success!