Elementary Science

5E lesson plan for Kindergarten

I am conducting a 5E lesson for my Kindergarten class. We don't really do science in the classroom so it is very challenging to create something for them. Also with them being so young, it is harder because the activities I am creating seem too simple. I keep changing my mind on what I should do them with to get them engaged but also for them to have a good understanding of the topic. We are going to be classifying animals into different groups such as size, color, and body coverings. So far I am going to start by dressing up and having different sounds of animals playing and acting like I am a tour guide on a safari. Then I will model for them how I will want them to separate the different pictures of animals. I am not sure if this is a great start and would love some feedback of other ideas and even what else I could do for activities and also a good closure to my lesson because I am really stuck on a good closure. 

Miranda Patterson
Miranda Patterson
585 Activity Points

I think it is a great start for a lesson. For a closure, you just need to wrap things up. The students know they have done these different ways of sorting. Maybe ask the students a few question about what they think the point of their lesson was. Ask them why they need to know this and connect it to the real world. For example, explain to them how scientist classify animals and how sorting them is pretty similar. I think making that real world connection to bring it together. 

Danielle Barron
Danielle Barron
380 Activity Points

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