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A Close Look

A Close Look

Author: Casey Rollins

K.P.2.1 Classify objects by observable physical properties

W.K.2 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic

Students will watch Sid the Science Kid experiment with a magnifying glass. The following day, they will partake in the same activity. Students will be asked to find one object to look at, draw, and write about.

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At-Home Video

Sid the a Science Kid experiments with a magnifying glass. The video is meant to prepare and excite students.


In-Class Experiment

Allow students to explore.

Explain that moving the magnifying glass closer, makes the object smaller and vice versa.

Observe and assist as needed.

Ask questions: "What do you see?" "How is that different from looking without the magnifying glass?"

Creativity Assignment

Give students drawing/writing paper as shown below. Ask them to pick one object and draw what they are seeing. Encourage them to keep looking back for details. Then, ask them to write a few sentences describing what they see. Give the opportunity for sharing with classmates.



Closing Video

You can watch this fun video for wrapping up in class or they can watch it at home.