My students love to learn about the world around them. Their curious minds are full of questions waiting to be answered.
Teachers can help students explore the world around them in a myriad of ways.
We learn by reading different non-fiction texts, writing about what we can observe with our five senses, and explore with hand-on activities.
My goal is to help these students become so they never lose their desire to learn more about the world we live in.
Over the course of a week, I work with eighteen classes of kindergarten and first grade students. All of these minds are filled to the brim with curiosity about the world around them. They love to dive into non-fiction books and explore the different topics available to them. In an upcoming unit, we will be learning about sound and light energy.
The materials for this project will give my students the hands-on learning that books alone cannot provide.
What object is making that rattle sound? What could be making that swishing noise? These are the types of questions students will be asking themselves when they shake the container during our sound lesson. They will make predictions and then reveal the answer to see if they were correct.
How do light and color go together? Why do we see different colors? In our light unit, students will be using prisms, flashlights, and color paddles to experiment and find the answers to these questions.
While books can provide the information, hearing the sounds and seeing the light for themselves will enhance the experience this project will provide.
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