Sunday, November 4, 2012

Force and Motion!

 
Hello Science Friends,
It has been a busy week of investigating fun. We have been able to get outside and explore and investigate while the weather is still pleasant and the sun is still shining. We have learned a lot about force and motion in the past few weeks. It is always fun when you can add toys and playground equipment as necessary tools for Science investigations.
 
 
On of my favorite things about our Force and Motion Unit has been this predictable chart. Any amount of time it took to make it has paid off a million times over. We have been able to accomplish a lot with just one chart.

 
Reading/Beginning Reading Skills/Print Awareness
We have been able to use this chart for:
 Recognizing that spoken words can be represented by print for communication.
Demonstrating one-to-one correspondence between a spoken word and a printed word in text.
Recognizing that sentences are comprised of words separated by spaces and to demonstrate the awareness of word boundaries.
Identify that a sentence is made up of a group of words.
Science
This has been used as a visual aid to learn the terms needed for force and motion investigations. 


And to help us describe the ways that objects can move such as in a straight line, zigzag, up and down, back and forth, round and round, and fast and slow.
 
 
I always try to incorporate books into any unit study in Science and sometimes that can be challenging. The two books above could be used for K-2 Science with just a little modification for Kindergarten.
 
 
 
 
As you can imagine balls were some of our favorite objects to investigate!
 
 
Table of Contents:
13 Different Hands-On Independent  Field and Indoor Investigations with Recording Pages/2 Conceptual Big Books/3 Conceptual Emergent Readers and so much more!  Options for building your own unique journals/notebooks to fit your classroom needs!
2 Versions of My Force and Motion Notebook/Journal backline printables
Magnets Vocabulary Poster colored printable
Magnet Safety Rules Poster colored printable
2 Versions of My Magnet Investigation Notebook/Journal backline printables
Safety Magnet Investigation Recording Page backline printable
10 Is It Magnetic? Investigation Recording Pages backline printables
Directions and pictures of Magnet Investigation Tools
My Magnet Investigation At Home backline printable
What Is Magnetic On The Playground Investigation Recording Page backline printable
Magnetic/Non Magnetic Sorting Headers backline printable
Magnetic/Non Magnetic Sorting Pictures backline printable
Magnetic/Non Magnetic Sorting Headers colored printable
Is It Magnetic Emergent Reader backline printable
Magnet Book Suggestions
Objects Can Move Vocabulary Poster colored printable
Objects Can Move Vocabulary Chant colored printable
Objects On The Move Teacher Big Book colored printable
Pictures and Directions for Objects On The Move Predictable Chart
2 Versions of Emergent Reader Objects Can Move backline printable
Force and Motion Investigation Recording Page backline printable
2 Versions of 5 Objects On The Playground Investigation Recording Pages backline printables
Objects On The Go Compare Fast/Slow Investigation backline printable
Where Is Hooty? Colored Props printable
Where Is Hooty? Teacher Big Book colored printable
 


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