1. Author Valerie Marsh will begin this program with an original fiction story about snowflakes.
2. Students create their own paper snowflakes. and learn our sign language words!
3. Miss Liz presents the topics of force, friction, gravity, incline, push and pull.
4. Students make predictions regarding what happens to their snowflakes as they apply force.
5. Students experiment with push and pull forces as they make their snowflake glide across
their desk. Students vary the amount of force that they use.
6. Next we use the string as a snowflake 'zip line'. We predict how snowflakes might go faster by either increasing or decreasing the incline.
7. Students add weight (paper-clip) and discover what happens!
8. We explore these concepts as they relate to real life snow situations!
9. We will quickly review all science concepts and sign language and encourage students do the experiments at home.
be able to retell our story about snowflakes
show the sign language that we learned
be introduced to the scientific method
learn about the forces of Push versus Pull
explore the concept of Gravity, and Friction
discover the concept of an Incline
work cooperatively with a partner during the experiments.
be active participants while conducting an experiment.
develop an appreciation for physical science
demonstrate push/pull and gravity with an object of their choice
Valerie will tailor her program to the standards that you want to meet with this program. Please let her know if you have specific standards that you would like her to cover.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 to .4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 to .7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.1 to .3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1 to .6
Art NA-T.K-4.2, NA-VA.K-4.1-3, NA-VA.K-4.6, NA-D.K-4.1-3
Science K-PS2-1, PS2.A, PS2-2,Motion, Stability, Gravity, PS2.B. PS3.C
Math K.G.A.1, K.G.A.2, 1.F.A.1, G.A.1, 2.G.A.1
Valerie will identify these for your state if you would like.