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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Playground Physics: Hang In There!
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La física y el recreo. ¡Mantente colgado!
Polish Version: Fizyka na placu zabaw: powowdzenia!
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
Keywords: Classroom Activities
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.
13. Understand important connections and understandings in science and engineering.
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.D. Explore concepts of force and motion.
13.A. Understand rules to follow when investigating and exploring.
Benchmarks: 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.
12.D.ECa. Describe the effects of forces in nature.
12.D.ECb. Explore the effect of force on objects in and outside the early childhood environment.
13.A.ECa. Begin to understand basic safety practices one must follow when exploring and engaging in science and engineering investigations.