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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Say Yes to the Mess! Water Works
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/mess-water/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El juego con agua. ˇA ensuciarse las manos!
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/mess-water-sp/
Polish Version: Zgódź się bez trudu na trochę brudu! Zabawa z wodą
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/mess-water-pol/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Outdoor Activities
Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
SCIENCE
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
12. Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
19. Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to explore the environment, support learning, and engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
Learning Standards: 1.E. Use increasingly complex phrases, sentences, and vocabulary.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
12.A. Understand that living things grow and change.
12.C. Explore the physical properties of objects.
12.D. Explore concepts of force and motion.
19.A. Demonstrate physical competency and control of large and small muscles.
Benchmarks: 1.E.ECb. Exhibit curiosity and interest in learning new words heard in conversations and books.
1.E.ECc. With teacher assistance, use new words acquired through conversations and book-sharing experiences.
1.E.ECd. With teacher assistance, explore word relationships to understand the concepts represented by common categories of words (e.g., food, clothing, vehicles).
5.C.ECa. Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.
11.A.ECa. Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems, and designing things.
11.A.ECc. Plan and carry out simple investigations.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
12.A.ECb. Show an awareness of changes that occur in oneself and the environment.
12.C.ECa. Identify, describe, and compare the physical properties of objects.
12.D.ECa. Describe the effects of forces in nature.
19.A.ECa. Engage in active play using gross- and fine-motor skills.
19.A.ECc. Use strength and control to accomplish tasks.