need to gather materials. The children bring in various items -
wood, plastic, metal etc. The lesson will be introduced by having
a class discussion on the items collected. We will use the Poster
entitled 'Material in our World' (which accompanies Textbook) as
a focal point.
will talk about the different materials brought in. How are they
different? What do they look like? What do the feel like? Where
would we find them? Where would we find a fork? Where would we find
a glass jar? Where would we find fabric material? Where would we
find a wooden table? Where would we find scissors ?
will sort materials into different categories observing different
characteristics e.g. colour, texture, shape, weight:
a) Glass, b) Wood, c) Plastic, and d) Metal.
We will make a display of the above materials.
Forces at Work:
out more about 'Metal Forces at Work. Magnetism - Predictions -
out what is/isn't magnetic in our classroom.
in groups of six using two large horseshoe magnets and 4 magnetic
wands. The children explore for themselves. They talk about what
they discover and record findings in their copies.
from 'Look Around workbook' - What do you notice? What happens with
Fun with iron fillings - Pattern Making using wands and 2 sheets
of paper with the wand under 1 sheet of paper and the iron fillings
on top. What happens when you move the wands under the paper? Do
the fillings move? Why do they move?
digital camera is used to take pictures of:
attracting metal objects
Sorting non-magnetic materials
Patterns with iron fillings
Rom - Smudge the Scientist Part 2- Smudge's Basket to reinforce
what was already discovered in practical lessons.