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2 Properties DO Matter in Early Childhood Increasing Our Descriptive Language by Learning About the Properties of Matter

3 Texas Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines: Science Domain: VI.B.1 The child identifies and describes the characteristics (including similarities and differences) of organisms VI.C.1. The child identifies, compares, discusses earth materials, and their properties and uses

4 The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Physical Science states that by the end of second grade students will understand that there are “different kinds of matter (e.g., wood, metal, water), and many of them can be either solid or liquid, depending on temperature. Matter can be described and classified by its observable properties (e.g., visual, aural, textural), by it uses, and by whether it occurs naturally or is manufactured.” By Second Grade…

5 How can a teacher help students build a strong descriptive vocabulary? Setting Goals: This year I will purposefully plan activities that help the child build a strong scientific descriptive vocabulary as he/she begins to make sense of the world around him/her.

6 Where do I begin? With a Plan! Document, Document, Document

7 Properties of Matter in EC Wiki http://propertiesmatter.pbworks.com

8 We Began by Using our 5 Senses

9 Animoto Video: Exploring Our World

10 Using all 5 Senses Exploring playdough and other yellow things

11 What senses are we using? “This feels, yucky!”

12 What senses are we using?

13 Tall/short (plant) Green (leaf) Thin (stem) Pointy (leaves) Hard (seed) Growing/changing Little (seed) White string (root)

14 What senses are we using? Wet Cold/warm Sink/float Drips Absorbs Pours Flows

15 What senses are we using? Montessori Sound Cylinders

16 What senses are we using? Yellow Smooth Seedy Lemony Yummy Sour

17 What senses are we using? Cold Melting Freezing Slippery Crunchy Crystally

18 What senses are we using? Soft Fluffy Feathers Little Yellow

19 What senses are we using? Slimy Lines (segments) Wiggle Tickle Gross Yucky

20 What senses are we using? Heavy, heavier, heaviest Light, lighter, lightest Same/equal More/less Big/little

21 What senses are we using? Windy Rainy Sunny Cold/hot Snowy Beautiful

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23 Children use their love of rocks to sort them by a named characteristic on the Livescribe Smartpen’s sound dot: Find the rock that has an “x” on it Find the rock that is rhombus shaped Find a fossil rock Find 2 rocks that have lines Find a light rock Find a rock with crystals Find a rock that looks like a mountain with trees Find 3 green rocks and order them from largest to smallest

24 1. Find things made of wood 2. It’s not rectangular 3. It’s not rough 4. What’s my object? Is this your object?

25 COMPANY NAME 555 Street Address City, ST 55555 ph 555.555.5555 | fx 555.555.5555 | webaddress.com Assessing Descriptive Language Development

26 How can we describe matter? Matter Can Be: Big or small or in between Light or heavy Dark or light Smooth or rough Hot or cold Long or short Soft or hard Matter can also be: Bumpy Soft Sparkly Have crystals, or not Shiny or dull Colorful Made by man or found naturally Crunchy Slimy Drippy … on, and on, and on!

27 Final Reflections glaubent@yahoo.com rpolan@austinisd.org


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