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.

Source: YouTube.com

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.


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Closing Video

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