1. Author Valerie Marsh begins our program with a quick review of the difference between fiction and non-fiction. Students learn the sign language for for butterfly, flower, yes, no, science, friend, like, and gravity.
2. Together we enjoy a riddle story about a flower which turns into a butterfly.
3. Students discuss the math concept of line of symmetry, discover and discuss the riddle, and fold their own paper butterflies.
4. Miss Liz Science Wiz introduces the topics of gravity, force, friction and the motion of push and pull.
5. Students make predictions regarding what will happen to their paper butterflies as they apply force, drop them from different heights, and add paper clips (weight) to their butterflies.
6. Students explore inclines using their string!
7. We identify and apply all of these concepts to butterflies in real life!
-be able to use our sign language and teach someone else the signs
-be able to retell our riddle story about flowers and butterflies
-be introduced to the scientific method.
-understand the terms predict, and conclude.
-learn about the forces of push versus pull
-learn about the concept of gravity
-learn about the concept of an Incline
-be able to identify the line of symmetry
-work cooperatively with a partner during the experiments
-be active participants while conducting an experiment.
-develop an appreciation for physical science.
-be able to demonstrate push/pull with an object of their choice
-be able to demonstrate 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.LEA-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
Science K-PS2-1, PS2.A, PS2-2,Motion, Stability, Gravity, PS2.B. PS3.C
Art NA-D.K-4.1, 4.3, NA-T.K-4.1, NA-VA.K-4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.6
Math K- 2MD.A.2
Valerie will identify these for your state if you would like.