Pushes, Pulls, and Playgroundsby: Jodi Lemaster and Vicki Willett

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Learning forces and motion through nonfiction texts and exploration on the playground

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  • on Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:01 PM

I chose to add this article to my collection because it seemed like something fun, I could learn from to use in my future classroom. This topic is versatile and fun for kids to engage in learning with. I learned that during the class period, a list of motion words (run, jump, skip) can be created and displayed on the word wall for students to refer to. A TEK that could be used with this article is 1.6C, he student is expected to demonstrate and record the ways that objects can move such as in a straight line, zig zag, up and down, back and forth, round and round, and fast and slow. I could use this information to take children to the playground and have them take their science journals with them so they could record the various ways objects move. I agree with using familiar objects for the investigation while activating prior knowledge. If students can relate the new learning to something, they are already familiar with, the learning is more substantial.

Angelica Cornelio  (Tyler, TX)
Angelica Cornelio (Tyler, TX)

  • on Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:25 PM

I chose this article because the title was intriguing, and it gave an idea for a lesson plan. I learned that force and motion can be taught as early as kindergarten because children have a natural curiosity of the moving of objects. In kindergarten the TEK 112.11 (b) 6 D would be perfect for this article. It is about the movement an object has such as straight line, zig zag, up, down, and more. All of these movements were talked about in this article as they were observing different sports item. There was not anything in this article that I disagreed with or had questions about. It was written very well and really easy to understand. I thought this article gave great ideas of how to get students involved in the investigation of push and pull motions.

Kylie  (Bullard, TX)
Kylie (Bullard, TX)

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