May 30, 2017
The Little Bang Discovery Club is making a big splash amongst our most junior scientists.
The Little Bang Discovery Club has been rolled out across regional South Australia, inspiring young minds to learn the basics of science. The program sees children aged 3 – 5 years old collect, classify, measure and experiment using everyday objects.
Recently, the Cummins School Library in the Eyre Peninsula held their very first session, which saw 12 pre-schoolers learn the basics of sorting. The young scientists were given bags of socks and each was tasked with sorting them into different piles.
The children showed enthusiasm and a unique way of approaching the task. While many children chose to sort the socks by colour, some were very imaginative, sorting by scary animals! The children learnt that scientists classify and sort things in many different ways.
The children also received their very own Discovery Box, a take home kit to practise their new sorting skills. The Discovery Box will inspire the next session and children are challenged to make their very own “collection” of things to present at the next session.
The Little Bang Discovery Club is a new initiative from Children’s Museum, Libraries SA and Inspiring South Australia. We would like to thank the staff at the Cummins School Library for their help in sharing the joy of science, as well as the young scientists themselves and their caregivers.
We look forward to sharing more stories from the Little Bang Discovery Club!