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After completing the activities in this lesson, students will understand the importance of playground safety.
Local newspaper stories about safety; Photographs of safety signs in community (e.g., construction, speed zones, hand washing signs)
Intended Learning Outcomes
Symbolization, observation, description, prediction, data collection, investigation, problem solving, form conclusions
Invitation to Learn
The teacher will give each student a Band-Aid. Ask the student to put it on an owie, and then to tell a friend how they got that owie. The teacher will then tell the students that they are going to learn some ways to prevent getting hurt while on the playground.
Students can share the results of their experiments and share their predictions and results recorded on their charts.
Students could create a class newsletter describing their experiments and findings.
Student work is collected for portfolios as part of ongoing assessment.
The teacher takes note of appropriate playground behavior and students ability to problem solve.