Subject: General Questions / General General Questions
EC400 Early Childhood Math and Science
Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to
Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences,
and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA
format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages in length; refer to the
"Format Requirements" page for specific format requirements.
Unit 33 presented a basic formula for facilitating science investigations: the teacher poses
a question, listens to hypothesis or predictions, allows students to investigate and collect
data, listens to the data from the class, and records it for the class to see. Then the teacher
facilitates a discussion to compare the data with the original hypotheses.
Your assignment is to choose an objective relevant to science for the primary grades. You
should use a state standard just as you did for Assignment 4. Then use the same lesson
plan outline you did for Assignment 4 (see the table below) to create an inquiry-based
For this assignment, instead of an initial activity, you will start your lesson with a
“motivating question,” a question posed for the students to form hypotheses about. For
the extension of the lesson, do not come up with activities; instead come up with at least
two well thought-out questions you could ask your students that may require further
investigations. These questions could be “what if” questions related to changing a
A breakdown of what is expected in your assignment is below:
Objective/ Standard: This is stated in complete sentence(s) and is appropriate for
an early childhood classroom.
This states a specific state standard. Materials: Lists all materials used in the procedure. Advanced Preparation: This includes all tasks that must be completed by the teacher
before the lesson.
——————see below—————————————This is the question that you will pose for your students to
form a hypothesis about.
This section provides thorough step-by-step directions on
how to complete the activity with the students. Procedure:
How to do it Evaluation:
Extension: This states at least 2 questions you will ask yourself to
determine whether your students are working and learning,
and not just playing.
This includes 2 questions you will ask the students at the end
of this investigation that may lead to further investigations.
These may be “what if” questions related to changing a
variable Part 2
As you did your reading for Lesson 7, it brought about the understanding that math and
science can, and should be, intertwined with literacy. Books can serve many purposes in math and science. Books can be used as initial activities in lessons to grab the students’ attention. Books can help foster the use of concept words. Books can serve as visual aids in understanding math and science concepts.
Using children’s books is a great way to teach math and science concepts across the
1. Find three children’s books that could be used in correlation with a particular
math or science concept or skill.
2. In paragraph form, be sure to identify the title and author of each book.
3. Give a brief overview of each book, and explain which math or science concept or
skill you would use each book to help teach.
4. Finally, briefly describe an activity you could do with the students as an extension
of each story to help teach the concept or skill.
You may use the Internet and/or Appendix B in your textbook to help you find books.
Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.
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