Summertime is the perfect time to learn about fish! Today we had some hands-on fun with a STEM experiment that helps us better understand how fish breathe. They use a part of their body called gills to breathe underwater! We took some time to go fishing as well - it was trickier than it looked! Our ocean food chain game was one of our favorite activities. This week sure ended in a splash!
Amphibians are fascinating critter and luckily we have a few that call APEC home. Did you know their body changes shape as they get older? That life cycle is called metamorphosis! We made our own metamorphosis timelines starting with eggs, then tadpoles, froglets, and finally frogs! Pretending to be tadpoles and frogs was so much fun! Our animal guest today was the Tiger Salamander! They're amphibians and go through a life cycle called metamorphosis, just like frogs!
We enjoyed a ssssensational lesson about reptiles today! We compared the look and feel of different reptiles with our ball python and turtle guests. During craft time we got to make our own snakes out of clay. Luckily we avoided the rain and were able to enjoy our nature walk outside!
Beautiful birds! That's what our littlest scientists learned about in today's Kindergarten Kids. We explored all the different types of feathers or, plumage, that different birds could have and played a beak matching game! Could you figure out which beak belongs to which bird? We also compared various bird skulls and compared the structure of each beak, just like a true ornithologist. Live animal guests included the ring-necked dove and quail. NYC parks get A LOT of migrating birds so we helped them out by making recycled bird feeders. Food is important to all living things and gives our feathered friends the energy to fly! While on our nature walk, we used our eagle eyes to look for birds in the park - there were so many up in the treetops!
Hello families! We are so excited to have all of you spending your summers with APEC! This blog will be your go-to spot for updates on our Summer SENSES programs. We will post daily photos of all the fun the kiddos are having and include descriptions of the day's activities. You can navigate each week's updates using the Categories menu on this page.