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Title: Up Up and Away: The Airplane Project
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pa/projects/airplane-project/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Arriba, arriba y lejos. El proyecto de aviones
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/pa/projects/airplane-project-sp/
Length of article: Medium
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Project Approach
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
MATHEMATICS
SCIENCE
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT APPROACH
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
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.
12. Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
Learning Standards: 1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
1.E. Use increasingly complex phrases, sentences, and vocabulary.
2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
5.A. Demonstrate growing interest and abilities in writing.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
10.A. Generate questions and processes for answering them.
10.B. Organize and describe data and information.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
12.C. Explore the physical properties of objects.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
Benchmarks: 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.
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.
2.C.ECa. Interact with a variety of types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, rhymes, songs).
5.A.ECb. Use scribbles, letterlike forms, or letters/words to represent written language.
5.B.ECc. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to narrate a single event and provide a reaction to what happened.
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.
10.A.ECa. With teacher assistance, come up with meaningful questions that can be answered through gathering information.
10.A.ECb. Gather data about themselves and their surroundings to answer meaningful questions.
10.B.ECa. Organize, represent, and analyze information using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs, with teacher support.
11.A.ECa. Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems, and designing things.
11.A.ECb. Develop and use models to represent their ideas, observations, and explanations through approaches such as drawing, building, or modeling with clay.
11.A.ECc. Plan and carry out simple investigations.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
11.A.ECf. Make meaning from experience and information by describing, talking, and thinking about what happened during an investigation.
12.C.ECa. Identify, describe, and compare the physical properties of objects.
30.C.ECa. Exhibit eagerness and curiosity as a learner.
30.C.ECc. Show some initiative, self-direction, and independence in actions.