In this lesson, students will use their newfound programming skills in more complicated ways to navigate a tricky course with BB-8.
In this lesson, students will observe and identify changes in an object's position and describe position in terms of its relationship to another object.
Using nursery rhymes and a finger play, students will learn about spatial relationships and commonly used position words. Curriculum extension activities/adaptations/integration include common objects in the classroom.
After reading Ricky the Rock That Couldn’t Roll, students will engineer a slope/hill and see if they can get a non-spherical rock to roll the length of it. Students will be given 4 (fake) dollars to buy materials according to their plan.
Students will create an obstacle course for the Dash robot to demonstrate the following movements and position words: straight, in front of, behind, zigzag, between, on top of, round and round , under, above, back and forth, below, beside, fast and slow.
Compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object and determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.
Driving Question: Can I as “Science Investigator”, engineer and design,
a way to move an object without using my hands or feet?
Read the story, The Gingerbread Man. Discuss the plot and what happens in the beginning, middle and end. Discuss an alternate ending. Guide the students to think of another way he could safely get across the river. Then get the students to work together in groups of two to build rafts using straws that will float on water and hold up a penny that’s represents the fox.
This resource accompanies our Rethink Kindergarten Science Forces and Motion unit. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
This unit was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for Kindergarten Science in Forces & Motion.
This Kindergarten Science Unit supports students understanding of how to classify objects by observable physical properties as well as how to c ompare the observable physical properties of different kinds of materials.
In this lesson, students practicing saying where things are using prepositions of location.
This puzzle activity will help students identify and create simple geometric shapes. It will also improve "positional words" such as left, right, top and bottom.
In this virtual resource, students will engage their senses to observe birds in their schoolyard. They will compare different types of birds by color and shape, and evaluate their schoolyard for birds' basic needs.
The wakelet site features videos demonstrating hands-on activities for students to complete at school in small, socially distanced settings. Activities may also be adapted for at-home learning. Most field trips incorporate an outdoor component, acknowledging the need to balance screen time with green time to support mental health. Tips for taking your students outside can be found here: https://education.eol.org/cnc_materials/TipsForTeachingOutside.pdf