Learning about Sea Transportation Vehicles! ⛵️
Dear parents and visitors, are you ready to take a peek at what our children were up to this week? This week, children were engaged in activities surrounding the topic about Sea Transportation vehicles. As usual, our children were exposed to a wide range of activities specifically designed to engage different senses in the learning process!
This week’s lessons were built upon last week’s classes about land transportation vehicles. With the knowledge gained from last week, we were able to practice drawing comparisons between the two categories of vehicles. Other than learning about the different vehicles that are in this category, children also explored the features of these kinds of vehicles.
What better way to explore the properties of water transportation than by testing them out on water?
Children were given opportunities to explore with different materials and structures while creating their models of water transportation. Subsequently, they were able to assess how these affect the model’s ability to float and move on water.
Working together on building a model of a water transport vehicle also gives them the understanding of the work that goes into making the real-life vehicles. Just like how different groups of people work on different parts of a ship or a boat, children were in-charge of different parts of their model.
We often utilise recycled materials when creating our models and art pieces. Children are aware of the importance of conservation and recycling. We often encourage parents to bring recycled materials from their home as well! 😁
Children also become more aware of the structure of the vehicle that facilities movement. For example, the front parts of sea transport vehicles are often sharp or pointed. Children learn that this enables the vehicles to “cut through” the water and travel more easily.
Stay tuned for next week’s activities surrounding the topic of Air Transportation! ✈️