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Danielle  Vachon  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Level:  Kindergarten  
 
Subject:  Science  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Topic:  Motion  
 
Group  Size:  Center  (4  children)  
 
 
 
 
Date:  11/17/14  
 
Purpose:  The  purpose  of  this  center  is  to  have  children  predict  which  ramp  the  
marble  will  go  down  the  fastest.  We  will  have  a  ramp  that  goes  straight  down  that  is  
up  high,  a  ramp  that  goes  straight  down  but  is  lower,  a  ramp  that  has  one  bump  in  it,  
and  a  ramp  that  curves  way  down.  The  learners  will  need  to  number  the  pictures  of  
the  ramps  on  their  papers  (1  being  the  fastest  and  5  being  the  slowest)  and  then  test  
out  their  predictions!    
 
Objectives:  
S:SPS1:2:1.1 Make observations and explore materials using all of their senses (one
sense at a time).
S:SPS1:2:1.2 Record observations using language, concrete objects, and symbolic
representations.
S:SPS1:2:2.3 Predict how changing one part of an exploration will affect the outcome.
S:SPS2:2:5.2 Draw an object and the object in use.
Materials:  
*Pool  noodles  cut  in  half  
*Marbles  
*Recording  Sheets  
*Pencils  
*Stopwatches    
 
Procedure:  
Introduction-­‐  To  introduce  the  lesson  I  will  explain  all  of  the  center  jobs.  I  will  have  
the  children  walk  around  to  each  center  with  me  and  I  will  explain  what  they  will  be  
doing  in  each  of  them.  To  introduce  this  center,  I  will  show  the  children  the  5  
different  ramps.  I  will  show  them  how  I  want  to  check  off  on  their  recording  sheets  
which  ramp  will  be  the  fastest  and  which  will  be  the  slowest.  I  will  then  talk  about  
my  expectations  for  the  center  and  how  you  need  to  take  turns  using  ramps.  I  will  
also  show  them  how  to  use  the  stopwatches.    
Body  of  the  Lesson-­‐There  will  be  4  children  in  a  group.  They  will  each  fill  out  their  
prediction  sheets  alone  and  number  the  ramps  1-­‐5.  They  will  then  test  out  their  
hypothesis.  They  will  work  together  and  take  turns  rolling  the  marbles  down  the  
ramps  and  timing  the  marbles.  Every  time  they  roll  a  marble  and  time  it  they  need  to  
record  their  answer  on  their  recording  sheet.  After  they  have  rolled  down  each  
ramp  they  will  compare  their  hypothesis  to  what  really  happened.  They  will  then  
need  to  work  alone  and  draw  a  picture  of  their  findings  and  write  a  sentence.  

 

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End-­‐At  the  end  of  center  time  I  will  bring  all  of  the  children  back  to  the  floor.  I  will  
ask  them  their  experiences  at  that  center  and  see  what  strategies  they  used.  I  will  
ask  if  any  of  them  were  surprised  by  their  findings  or  if  they  were  spot  on.  
 
 
Accommodations:  (UDL  Guidelines)    
*Provide  options  for  perception  
1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information

 
*Provide  options  for  physical  action  
4.2 Optimize access to tools and assistive technologies

 
*Provide  options  for  recruiting  interest    
7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy

 
*Provide  options  for  self-­‐regulation  
9.3 Develop self-assessment and reflection  

 
Evaluation:  
S:SPS1:2:1.1 and S:SPS1:2:1.2- these objectives will be met through the use of
photographs and the worksheets provided to the learners. I will be looking on the
worksheets to see if they labeled correctly and drew a picture of the fastest ramp.
S:SPS1:2:2.3- this objective will be met through formal observation. I will ask the
learners which one they think will be the fastest and they have to record their result
before even starting the experiment. They will also have to explain why in a few short
words as well.
S:SPS2:2:5.2- this objective will be met through the use of the worksheet. Learners will
need to draw a picture of the ramp that went the fastest and write one sentence to describe
it.
 
Extension:  
An  extension  with  this  would  be  to  use  different  objects  to  roll  or  slide  down  the  
ramp  to  see  which  objects  would  be  slow  or  fast.  Objects  that  could  be  used  are  a  
domino,  math  bear,  penny,  eraser,  etc.  These  objects  will  be  put  into  the  block  area  
as  well  during  free  play  so  the  children  can  experiment  further.