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Title: Exploring Windshield Wipers
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Explorar los limpiaparabrisas
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Curiosity/Initiative
Language Arts
Social Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
15. Explore economic systems and human interdependence.
19. Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to explore the environment, support learning, and engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
Learning Standards: 5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
10.A. Generate questions and processes for answering them.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
15.A. Explore roles in the economic system and workforce.
19.A. Demonstrate physical competency and control of large and small muscles.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
Benchmarks: 5.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
10.A.ECb. Gather data about themselves and their surroundings to answer meaningful questions.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
15.A.ECa. Describe some common jobs and what is needed to perform those jobs.
19.A.ECe. Use writing and drawing tools with some control.
30.C.ECa. Exhibit eagerness and curiosity as a learner.