Little Scientist (6 years - 8 years)
Most children love animals and are naturally intrigued by them. Animals seem to have superpowers - birds can fly, fishes can breathe in the water, frogs can live on both land and in water and etc. All these seem like superpowers they do not have, so how do the animals do it? Join our class as we explore the amazing world of plants and animals.
Our Little Scientist class aims to help develop early literacy and interest in the living sciences, ultimately giving them a head start in science when they enter Primary school through our unique experiential hands on learning and animal interaction programme.
Read on to find out what goes on in a class.
Children are introduced to a different animal every week.
We will touch on topics like body characteristics, evolutionary traits, body coverings, life cycles, diet, habitat, characteristics of different animal classification, pollution (if relevant) and interesting facts about the animal.
Classroom activities promote participation, encourage critical thinking, hone observational skills and promote knowledge retention.
Through these activities, children pick up new vocabulary, learn to take turns, follow instructions, work together with friends and develop an early interest and literacy in life sciences. This interest and appreciation for life sciences is important in nurturing the next generation of caretakers for our planet. It also gives them a head start in science before they start Primary 3.
Over time, children also develop empathy through weekly interactions with the animals.
Here’s a sample structure for a Little Scientist class
Warm up and welcome
Introduction of animal of the week
Interesting facts about the animal
2 – 3 hands on activities/experiments related to the animal
Craft segment related to the animal (when appropriate)
Meet the animals
Building a habitat (if relevant)
Interacting and feeding the animal
Pollution (if relevant)
Book a trial class with us and gift your child a head start in life sciences today.