will observe the food leftovers that have been in our classroom
from previous lesson. What changes have taken place? What changes
do you notice?
1. In the
2. Under the plastic ….
3. In the open air ……
be followed by a discussion and the children will talk about the
observations they have made.
Development - Classifying
Things that Decay and Do Not Decay
The children will come up individually and sort the items into two
groups: those that will decay (Carrot, Newspaper, Apple) and those
that will not decay (Tin Can, Bottle).
the Scientist" software children will click on the mouse and
classify a range of items in this way.
the CD Rom we will then proceed on to the "DECAY
children will observe what happens to items when the dog buries
them in the soil, under the ground. Before clicking on the time
chart I will question the children as to what they think will have
happened to various items of food and containers. They will then
click on the time chart. This shows progressively what happens to
the items over a 9 week period (eg Week 1, Week 9). The dog digs
up the soil to see what changes have taken place.
Glass - "Smudge the Scientist" CD
We can then
go to "The Magnifying Glass". This will show in close
up what is happening to the items under the ground. A discussion
will follow this and I will ask - Why is this happening? How is
this happening ? We will relate this information to what we have
already observed in our own leftover items in the classroom.