Thursday, June 18, 2015

Montessori Science Activities

Italian physician Maria Montessori’s vision for schoolchildren everywhere was to help each child achieve his or her individual potential through a life-long love of education and learning. Through scientific observations of children, Dr. Montessori’s method of education embraces diverse cultures and appeals to their natural curiosity and eagerness for knowledge. Learning is fostered in a supportive environment with an approach that not only develops the child’s physical, emotional and social capabilities, but also values her or his human spirit.

Science activities play a crucial role in the Montessori setting, with the teacher giving gentle direction and guidance in accord with your child’s instructional level. The Science area in a Montessori environment might explore the world of plants through topics such as pollination and seed dispersal, the plants we eat and the use of tree identification cards. Weather and astronomy experiments delve into types of clouds and weather and moon phases. Montessori students learn about the U.S. space missions and enjoy using weather tracking and astronomy cards to broaden their understanding of the sky.  Examination of forms of energy and Newton’s three laws of motion bring light to Science theories, and your child will learn about his or her own place in the world as they explore animals and their place in the animal kingdom. In accordance with Montessori principles, subjects evolve as children show other new interests.


Starting your child’s education at a Fremont Montessori school will give her or him the skills needed to succeed in today’s challenging world, in an inclusive environment that allows them to stretch beyond traditional teaching methods. If you’ve been wondering if our innovative teaching methods, Montessori philosophy and rigorous curriculum can help your child, schedule a tour with us to learn more.

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