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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Playground Physics: Watch for Falling Objects!
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/physics-gravity/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La física y el recreo. ¡Cuidado con los objetos que caen!
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/physics-gravity-sp/
Polish Version: Fizyka na placu zabaw: Obserwujcie spadające przedmioty!
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/physics-gravity-pol/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Outdoor Activities
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.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.
11.A.ECg. Generate explanations and communicate ideas and/or conclusions about their investigations.
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.