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Main Curriculum Tie:
Supplemental Materials (pdf)
Background For Teachers:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
By learning about physical characteristics the students will be able to understand and make connections to the weather, water, living/nonliving things, and the seasons.
Invitation to Learn:
In a whole‐group activity, have the students come up and pull an item from a bag. The teacher writes the name of the item and draws the item. The students generate their observations of the item. Ask the students to tell or describe what they know about the item.
Example: An aluminum pie tin properties are: silvery, shiny, round, crinkled, bendable, shaped like a pie, makes a sound when tapped, holds pie filling.
Use a chart to record their comments. The teacher uses the chart paper to make the following chart.
Day Three through Day Five Exploring the Three Forms of Matter
Lesson and Activity Time Schedule:
Activity Connected to Lesson:
EXPLORATION CENTERS: See the Instructional Procedures for a detailed explanation of the centers.
The materials needed are listed below and are also listed in the Lesson Materials.
1‐Family Matter Graph‐Have the student’s families record the kinds of matter they eat or
smell, for a week. Send home a recording sheet for recording Solids, Liquids and Gas.
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