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									                                          Eric Carle Lesson Plan

Name: Gretchen Elliott                                                      Date: April 2012
Subject: Science                     Grade Level: K                         Length of Session: 20 min.
Lesson Plan Title: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Content Standard:
Embedded Inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry and the ability to conduct inquiry are essential for living in the
21st century.
Standard 2 - Interdependence
All life is interdependent and interacts with the environment

Materials&Resources: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see by Eric Carle
                    2 potpourri sachets
                    Moss

PLANNING
Unit Goal(s):
GLE 0007.Inq.1 Observe the world of familiar objects using the senses and tools.
GLE 0007.2.2 Know that people interact with their environment through their senses.
Learning Objectives
��0007.Inq.1 Use senses and simple tools to make observations.
��0007.2.2 Use the senses to investigate and describe an object.
Enduring Understandings:
CONCEPT(S):
    Use senses other than their eyes
    Through hearing, touch, and smell students will learn to interact with the environment the way
       animals do.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:
    What are your five senses? How are they important to you/animals?
    How do animals use their sense of touch to explore the environment?
    How do animals use their sense of hearing to hunt and survive?
    How do animals use their sense of smell to survive?

INSTRUCTION

INTROCUCTION or Anticipatory Set                 Time: 3 min.
Take the class outside and ask the students what are their 5 senses. Ask them how are your senses
important to you and how would they be important to animals?
BODY (Activities & Practice)
Activities        Time: 12 min.
   1. Read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See to the students.
   2. Hearing- Have the students sit on the ground with their eyes shut. Ask them to be quite for a
        minute and listen to nature like an animal would. After they listen they will open their eyes and
        tell me what nature sounds they heard (wind, leaves, birds, cats, dogs…).
   3. Hearing- Pair the students up into groups of two. Have one partner sit with their eyes closed and
        the other stand. I will say move and the one standing will walk in circles around their partner. I
        will say stop and they will stop moving, their partner’s eyes are still closed and I will ask them to
        tell if their standing partner is in front of them, beside them, or behind them. We will then discuss
        how animals use their sense of hearing to hunt and survive.
   4. Touch- Have students sit with their eyes closed. I will pass an object (moss) around to each
        student for them to feel the object (moss). I will hide the object (moss) and allow students to open
        their eyes. Ask the students to guess what the object was. Discuss with the students how animals
        use their sense of touch to explore the environment.
   5. Smell- Pass around a potpourri sachet (hide the other) for each student to smell. Have the students
        to use their sense of smell to find the identical potpourri sachet that I have previously hidden. Tell
        them which area they should look in. Discuss with the students how animals use their sense of
        smell to survive.
CLOSURE:           Time: 5 min.
Go back inside and discuss what they have learned about animals exploring the environment and how
people also use their senses to discover the world around them.

Transition: The students will make a sound from one of the animals in the book on their way to the next
activity.


ASSESSMENT

Evaluation:
Observe the students using their senses to discover nature like animals do.


References: www.brighthub.com

								
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