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6/12/2013

Early Childhood Education
Learning Experience Plan
Name: Sarah Newman
Lesson Title: Weather : Temperature
Date: April 3rd
Grade Level: Preschool
Circle one:
* ECE*
PKSN
Standard(s)/Guideline(s): Science Inquiry and Application: A strand #2, #4, #8. B Strand, #2
Pre-assessment of current knowledge: The pre-assessment for this lesson will come from asking the children what they already know about temperature, and
how things feel when it’s hot or cold.
Instructional Objectives (1-2)
One/Two Assessed Instructional
Objective(s): The student will be
able to...
1. Student’s will be able to
employ simple equipment
and tools to gather data
about water temperate
and extend the senses.
2. Students will be able to
communicate about
observations;
investigations and
explanations with what
they have found about
water temperature.
One Assessed Developmental
Skill:
1. Students will be able to
communicate with others
and take turns sharing
thoughts and observations
in a group setting.
Safety Considerations: We will
be doing this activity during small
group time. It will be important that
the children keep their hands and
bodies to themselves and follow
directions to avoid disrupting the
learning.

Assessment of Student Learning
Identify Evidence: (What will you collect or record as data
to demonstrate students have met your objective(s) and
skill?)
1. We will create a chart to predict if the temperature
will change or not once we put it in the freezer. We
will also be collecting date about how the water feels
before we put it in the freezer and how it feels after.
This will meet the second objective, being able to
communicate about what we find.
2. The children will use their own sense of “touch” and
a thermometer to determine how the water/ice feels
before and after the experiment. This will meet the
first objective.

Program Monitoring: (How will you aggregate or compile
your evidence into a class or group view?)
1. The chart we create will be used as evidence we
when meet in a group to discuss what we have
found. We will also use this chart to compare and
contrast what we thought would happen and how
the water would be, as to what our actual evidence
shows.

Learning Experience
Academic Language: Weather, temperature; hot and cold.
Water and ice and other forms of water and how it may feel.
Snow, sleet, rain. How does it feel? Hard or Soft
Procedural steps:
1. Gather the children on the rug for large group time.
2. Start off with their normal large group routine. This
includes the attendance song and “Our Commitment”
song.
3. I will then remind the children about what we have
been discussing/ talking about in class and previous
activities and lessons.
4. We will then make a chart to predict how the water
will feel before we put it into the ice trays. And what
the temperature of the water may be.
5. After this will be move on to reading a story about
temperature. “What is temperature?” By Robin
Johnson.
6. After the story I will tell the children about going to
small group and how will be making “popsicles” while
also testing the water using the thermometer and
fingers to test the water. We will be using egg
containers to fill with water and then each child will
put a Popsicle stick in each section.
7. We will then put the trays in the freezer and then later
in the afternoon pull the trays out to check and record
our findings.

6/12/2013

Early Childhood Education
Learning Experience Plan
Authentic Materials: (Describe authentic real life, hands-on
materials.)
1. Thermometer
2. The text
3. Chart paper and materials
4. Popsicle sticks
5. Egg cartoon
6. Children’s fingers/ hands
Adult Roles:
1. I will teach the lesson of the class and have Annie
help me in small group with doing the activity at small
group.
2. The other teachers in the room will be in charge of
sitting with the children in the large group area. This
way, they can insure that the students are behaving
and paying attention.

Resources & References:
Text: “What is Temperature?” By Robin Johnson
Reflection: (What have you learned about your students? How will this inform future instruction?)
In previous lessons, I know that they children like to predict and tell what they already know about something. They are very verbal and like to express their
opinions. They are very interested in weather and how it feels. They also like hands on activities, which is a huge part of this lesson. I think the children are really
going to enjoy this lesson based on previous activities dealing with this topic.