Respond to the comments of 3 students below. Each Response must be exactly 100 words. NO WORK CITED PAGES
Each response is to be specific to the original post of the individual to whom you are responding (in other words, you cannot post the same thing for each response). Each response should be a thoughtful reflection of the original post. In other words, simply saying “good idea” is not sufficient. Your replies should incorporate terminology and details from the readings and presentation.
Tips: Be sure to…
- be supportive and affirming in your responses
- individualize each response
- make sure your replies are consistent with the course material (readings and presentation)
TOPIC: Describe how science should be incorporated into the curriculum. Include 3 components of a science curriculum in your description. Select a topic/theme from either the physical, life, or earth and space chapters and plan an activity to go with the topic/theme.
*********Refer back to the assignment called “Child Development Assignment due Thursday June 18, 2020 “ Your replies must be consistent with the course material (readings and presentation)************ (LINK BELOW)
Student #1 Comment: Response must be exactly 100 words. NO WORK CITED PAGES!!!
Children are naturally curious about whats around them, which can lead for alot of learning opportunities. Science is a natural learning activity for children because they instinctively involved themselves in process of observation, experimentation, and discovery. When planning for science in your classroom it’s always a good idea to beging by asking questions. In the power point presentation explains how questions can promote or lead to science discovery, for example asking questions like ” what if? engaging in open end questions will encourage children to make educational predictions. In order for scientific learning to hapoen n children must be introduced to science in the classroom.
Setting up the classroom with science materials can help children to explore and discover. Teachers play an important role because they set the stage by setting up the classroom by providing them with materials that will stimulate curiousity and investigation. Academic goes hand and hand, by children learning and using new terminology promote new vocabulary and understanding how to use these terms when talking about science. The are components that go with sciences are: environment, giving children the opportunity to engage in discussion and voice their opinion,prediction and teachers setting the stage by providing them with fun learning opportunities
Activity / Physical Science : Dancing Rice Experiment
Objective: Children will investigate and predict what will happen when having rice in a jar and pour water, baking soda, and vinegar inside. The purpose if this activity to see the reaction if the rice when adding these different ingredients inside, will the rice sink? Or float?
Materials : vinegar, baking soda, rice, clear jar, water,food coloring (optional ).
Student #2 Comment: Response must be exactly 100 words. NO WORK CITED PAGES!!!
I would select the theme of the Earth Science. In this theme I would read start by reading the book of “the carrot seed” by Ruth Krauss. Then we would discus about what happened in the story and how the carrot it took a long time to grow. I would then continue with the first concept of asking the children “what do they think the seeds need in order to grow into a plant? Then after their answers I would try to give them hints if they haven’t mention all of them. Also talking to them the about the important of taking care of them. We all need to remember to water the seeds, also talking about how they need air, and light to help them grow. Then we will plant some seeds of carrots out in the garden. I would let them know we need to have helpers water our plants and would take turns to be the helper to water the seeds. I would encourage the children to observe the garden and see if they notice any changes and help them record their observations in a notepad. Once the seed start developing a stalk and leaves we will talk about how they look and this will be our second concept talking about the different textures and size and shape the different plants have. Also having different leaf shapes in our science area to compare them too. Once we pick some of the carrots that are ready to be harvest we will compare their sizes and see if they are the same size or different. We can also measure them with a measuring tape therefore they will get the experience in using a measuring tape and looking at the different numbers. Lastly we would move on to the third concept of talking about the different part of the plant that we eat. Carrots usually grow a long stalk and we only eat the carrots and not the stalk. Then we can have the children help wash them and peal them to eat them for our snack. These curriculum lesson will take us a while until we harvest our carrots.
Student #3 Comment: Response must be exactly 100 words. NO WORK CITED PAGES!!!
Science is happening all around the preschool classroom every day, during the activities they do and while they run and play out on the playground. However, teachers are intentional in providing goals for the children to learn science. Science literacy and promoting wonder and understanding are two goals for students to experience.
One component of the science curriculum is allowing children to ask questions and allowing them to explore what the answers could be. This is when they learn skills like classifying, hypothesizing, observing, predicting, sorting and interpreting data. Bringing their questions to a place where they can actively participate in finding an answer. For example, if a student asks why is applesauce mushy? We can do an experiment on how an apple becomes applesauce.
Another component of the science curriculum is having an affective environment. Students should be given time to experience science. Teachers should allow for flexible time when doing a science experiment and not be surprised if a mess is made. For example, when a child pours water or any other liquid, a teacher must keep in mind that a spill is a possibility. Therefore, allowing the child to be comfortable to take a risk on spilling and know that it is a safe place to do so. Of course, also the children must have the freedom to participate or not.
A third component of the science curriculum is the teacher needs to make it an enthusiastic experience for the children. The teacher sets the stage and invites the children to take interest. The topic and material need to be developmentally appropriate and exciting. The teacher should support the children’s exploration. Allowing them to investigate, ask questions, actively engage in touching, smelling, holding, mixing and pouring materials, as well as taking data and recording.