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Title: Cracks and Holes Project
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pa/projects/cracks-project/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Las grietas y los hoyos
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/pa/projects/cracks-project-sp/
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
Project Approach
Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
MATHEMATICS
SCIENCE
PROJECT APPROACH
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
7. Explore measurement of objects and quantities.
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.
13. Understand important connections and understandings in science and engineering.
Learning Standards: 1.A. Demonstrate understanding through age-appropriate responses.
1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
7.A. Measure objects and quantities using direct comparison methods and nonstandard units.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
12.D. Explore concepts of force and motion.
13.B. Use tools and technology to assist with science and engineering investigations.
Benchmarks: 1.A.ECc. Provide comments relevant to the context.
1.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners (e.g., peers and adults in both small and large groups) about age-appropriate topics and texts.
5.C.ECa. Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.
5.C.ECb. With teacher assistance, recall factual information and share that information through drawing, dictation, or writing.
7.A.ECb. Use nonstandard units to measure attributes such as length and capacity.
7.A.ECc. Use vocabulary that describes and compares length, height, weight, capacity, and size.
11.A.ECa. Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems, and designing things.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
12.D.ECa. Describe the effects of forces in nature.
13.B.ECa. Use nonstandard and standard scientific tools for investigation.