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Wed, Mar 13, 2019 12:42 AM in Lesson Plan: Applying Heat to States of Matter
That is a great lesson to help students understand how a solid can turn into a liquid. A way you can have students work individually is by having each student come up with a prediction of what will occur before they have the opportunity to conduct the experiment. After the group has had the opportunity to melt the crayon they can go back to work indepently by comparing if their predictions were s...
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Wed, Mar 13, 2019 12:27 AM in Teaching science to children
The way I introduced the 3 states of matter to my transitional kindergarten class is by having students physically move and pretend to be a solid, liquid, and gas. Allowing students to move around and pretend to be the three different states of matter seems to work well as engaging first approach. For example, for a solid we all squished next to each other, for a liquid we gave each other arm spa...
Wed, Mar 13, 2019 12:07 AM in Chemistry in Early Childhood Education
With my Transitional Kindergarten students the way I incorporate science experiments into our lesson is by an initial introduction to our concept followed by observations, predictions and lastly we conduct our experiments. For example, for one of our experiment we used backing soda, and vinegar. We began by having two bottles and seeing if either the baking soda or the vinegar reacted when it was...
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