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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Out and About with Preschoolers: Science in the "Built Environment"
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/built/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Al aire libre con niños preescolares. Las ciencias en 'ambientes construidos'
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/built-sp/
Polish Version: Aktywne spędzanie czasu z przedszkolakami: Nauki przyrodnicze w „Terenie zabudowanym”
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/built-pol/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Family Activities
Geography
Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: SCIENCE
Goals: 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.
Learning Standards: 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.
12.D. Explore concepts of force and motion.
Benchmarks: 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.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.
12.D.ECb. Explore the effect of force on objects in and outside the early childhood environment.