What Will Happen to the Egg?

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Prediction in an experiment with eggs.

NAEYC

NAEYC: 

Curriculum: Essential Characteristics

2.A.08— Materials and equipment used to implement the curriculum: encourage exploration, experimentation, and discovery…and… promote action and interaction…

Ms. Katter sets up an experiment to encourage discovery about the physical structure of eggs. She asks the children to explore the boxes in front of them to gain a sense of the properties of the materials in the boxes. After recording the children’s predictions, the teacher instructs the children to drop their eggs into their respective boxes and observe the results.

Curriculum Content Areas for Cognitive Development: Science

2.G.06— Children in Ms. Katter’s class are provided varied opportunities and materials that encourage them to think, question, and reason about observed and inferred phenomena.

During an experiment with eggs, Ms. Katter asks the children in the small group to predict what will happen when they drop an egg into a box.  Each box contains a different material. She also asks them to explain their prediction. After dropping the eggs, she asks them what they observed.

Using Instruction to Deepen Children’s Understanding and Build Their Skills and Knowledge

3.G.07— Ms. Katter uses her knowledge of content to pose problems and ask questions that stimulate children's thinking.

Ms. Katter chooses an experiment involving eggs that forms the foundation for later studies in physics. She asks the children to predict the results of dropping eggs on various surfaces and asks them to explain their answers.

 

 

 

IELS

IELS: 

8.1-Curiosity and Initiative

Children express curiosity, interest, and initiative in exploring the environment, engaging in experiences, and learning new skills.

Children in Ms. Katter's class explore and experience activities and ideas with eagerness, flexibility, imagination, independence, and inventiveness.

When Ms. Katter tells a small group of children from her class that they will be observing what happens when they drop eggs onto various surfaces, the children are intrigued. She asks them to predict what will happen when an egg is dropped into the box that is in front of them and she records their predictions. The children then drop the eggs and discuss the results.

10.1-Language Understanding and Use

Children understand and use communication and language for a variety of purposes.

The children in Ms. Katter's class initiate, listen, and respond appropriately in conversations with...caregivers... follow simple oral directions that involve several actions...and... answers a variety of question types.

Ms. Katter asks a group of children to explore the contents of several boxes. She then asks each child what he or she thinks will happen when an egg is dropped into the box in front of them. After recording predictions, Ms. Katter instructs the children on the egg dropping procedure. The children observe the results of dropping the eggs and describe those results to Ms. Katter.

11.4-Scientific Reasoning

Children observe, describe, and predict the world around them.

A group of children in Ms. Katter's class shows curiosity about living and non-living things...and...notices, describes, and predicts changes in the environment.

The children in Ms. Katter's small group seem eager to discover what will happen when they drop an egg into boxes with different materials in them. They predict what will happen, drop their eggs, observe the results, and report the results to Ms. Katter.

 

 

 

IQPPS

IQPPS: 

Curriculum: Essential Characteristics

2.8— Materials and equipment used to implement the curriculum: encourage exploration, experimentation, and discovery…and… promote action and interaction…

Ms. Katter sets up an experiment to encourage discovery about the physical structure of eggs. She asks the children to explore the boxes in front of them to gain a sense of the properties of the materials in the boxes. After recording the children’s predictions, the teacher instructs the children to drop their eggs into their respective boxes and observe the results.

Curriculum Content Areas for Cognitive Development: Science

2.28— Children in Ms. Katter’s class are provided varied opportunities and materials that encourage them to think, question, and reason about observed and inferred phenomena.

During an experiment with eggs, Ms. Katter asks the children in the small group to predict what will happen when they drop an egg into a box.  Each box contains a different material. She also asks them to explain their prediction. After dropping the eggs, she asks them what they observed.

Using Instruction to Deepen Children’s Understanding and Build Their Skills and Knowledge

3.17— Ms. Katter uses her knowledge of content to pose problems and ask questions that stimulate childrens thinking.

Ms. Katter chooses an experiment involving eggs that forms the foundation for later studies in physics. She asks the children to predict the results of dropping eggs on various surfaces and asks them to explain their answers.

HSPS

HSPS: 

1304.21(a)(4)(i) – Through this egg experiment, Ms. Katter supports each child’s learning using various strategies including experimentation, inquiry, observation…and exploration.

Ms. Katter sets up an experiment to encourage discovery about the physical structure of eggs. She asks the children to explore the boxes in front of them to gain a sense of the properties of the materials in the boxes. After recording the children’s predictions, the teacher instructs the children to drop their eggs into their respective boxes and observe the results.

1304.21(c)(1)(ii) – Through the facilitation of this egg experiment, Ms. Katter provides for the development of cognitive skills by encouraging each child to organize his or her experiences, to understand concepts, and to develop age appropriate…reasoning, problem solving and decision making skills which form a foundation for school readiness and later school success.

During an experiment with eggs, Ms. Katter asks the children in the small group to predict what will happen when they drop an egg into a box.  Each box contains a different material. She also asks them to explain their prediction. After dropping the eggs, she asks them what they observed.

HSCOF

HSCOF: 

Language Development

Listening and Understanding

  • Shows progress in understanding and following simple and multiple-step directions.

 

Science

Scientific Skills and Methods

  • Develops increased ability to observe and discuss common properties, differences and comparisons among objects and materials.
  • Begins to participate in simple investigations to test observations, discuss and draw conclusions and form generalizations.
  • Begins to describe predictions, explanations and generalizations based on past experiences.

Scientific Knowledge

  • Shows increased awareness and beginning understanding of changes in materials and cause-effect relationships.

 

Social and Emotional Development

Cooperation

  • Develops increasing abilities to give and take in interactions; to take turns in games or using materials; and to interact without being overly submissive or directive.

 

Physical Health and Development

Gross Motor Skills

 

  • Shows increasing levels of proficiency, control and balance in walking, climbing, running, jumping, hopping, skipping, marching and galloping.