Plastic eggs will be filled with various objects and children will need to use their sense of hearing to figure out what is inside.
- The children will be able to figure out what is inside an egg using their sense of hearing.
- The children will be able to make guesses and check their answers.
plastic eggs, objects for inside the eggs, cotton, rice, paper clips, marbles,pennies etc.,permanent marker, worksheets, scissors, glue, pencils and ears.
- Before starting this experiment, a worksheet will need to be made up. Draw ovals to represent the eggs. Label each one with a number. On another worksheet, draw small pictures of what is going to be inside the eggs. Write the name of each under the object.
- Fill plastic eggs with various objects.
- Number each egg with a permanent marker.
- Explain to the class that they will shake each egg and try to guess what is inside. Show them the drawings of the objects so they have something to relate to.
- Children will shake each egg and listen with just their ears. They should not open the eggs.
- Children will select which object they think is inside the egg and cut out the matching picture.
- Glue the object onto the corresponding numbered egg on the first worksheet.
- Continue on until all the eggs have been done.
- After all answers have been recorded on the worksheet, the children can open each egg to see what is inside. They can then check their guesses.
- Discuss the sense of hearing and how it helped to identify the sounds inside the eggs.
This experiment can be a great introduction lesson to the five senses for the young child.
By: Christine Teepe, Five Towns College