Last week we were discussing the different forms of SOLID after the innitial lesson on SOLID, LIQUID AND GAS, so one of the child asked ,"what about the powders?". I said, "Well, its a form of solid", then another child shouted, "wow, I have an idea , we can add water to the powder, and we can see if it still remains solid ?". I said," Yes , why not".
So the next day, I arranged the desired stuff like, flour, few herbs, mixing bowls etc. And now its time for my children to start their experiment. One by one ,they all mixed the spices in the wheat flour.
Each child was discovering his own way of kneading , thats for sure only comes with the Direct interaction with the dough regardless of what you teach them to do so.
Then they started making little balls , some children choose to make big balls ,and they just refused to make a little one . Here I can see the power of DECISION is developing.
Now its time to transfer them into a Baking tray , no ne taught them about the size of the tray and holders, but they discovered it by themselves how big a dough ball can fit into it.
So they have learned that adding water to the flour doesn't change it's form into LIQUID ; a lesson they should learn in their EARLY CHILDOOD YEARS.