What Am I?

What's the difference between a paintbrush and a whiteboard eraser? How do you know? A kinesthetic lesson invites elementary scientists to describe classroom and household items based on their properties of matter, including weight, size, and materials.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create an interdisciplinary lesson between physical science, math, and language arts by encouraging learners to use the same descriptions from their activity in a descriptive paragraph or essay
  • Bring the activity into a lesson on the states and/or properties of matter
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires prior setup of household items of varying size, length, and materials
Pros
  • Hands-on activity is engaging for learners of all levels
  • Includes links to additional materials and related resources
Cons
  • None
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NGSS