- Discuss the features of daytime and night time while out and about (think: the stars and moon at night vs sun in daytime)
-Use household chores- such as cooking- to find fun ways to learn and discover the senses
- When out and about, point out different animals and discuss how they are alike
Unit Focus Standards
Students know objects have observable properties. They will classify/sort objects by properties such as: weight, size, and shape. Know objects have observable properties with recognizable shapes. Describe/sort variety of materials by properties/commonalities. Know materials can be changed. Explain/demonstrate objects undergo physical changes, but they remain same objects. Classify objects by observing object and discussion.
Student explains objects produce sound when vibrating and create pictures of objects that make sounds. Know objects move in different directions by push/pull, and investigate different ways objects move fast or slow, and collaborate to explain how things move and keep records.
Students work in groups, uses senses for observations, conduct investigations, and keep pictorial/written records. They describe discoveries, ask questions, draw conclusions based on investigations. They also ask questions/design inquiries to answer questions in the appropriate situations.
Students explore Law of Gravity, recognize repeating patterns of day and night and Sun can be seen during the day, but moon seen day or night. Know objects are far away or near and compare/contrast objects' sizes. Know things are big/small seen from Earth. Know Sun is much larger than Earth, but appears small because of distance. Moon is larger than appearance in sky because of distance.
Students observe living things and environments. Use five senses as observation tools and identify related body parts. Describe plants and animals how they are alike and different and compare observations. Know characteristics of plants/animals that are not in real books/media.