Lesson Plan

Using Our Senses to Observe

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Look around and explore. Little ones use their five senses with some day-to-day activities designed to guide observation and apply STEM strategies. Young scientists learn through comparing/contrasting and observing with magnifiers as they become true scientists.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Read alouds can be done in a circle under a tree or shady area to wake up the senses
  • Make an anchor reference chart of all five senses
Classroom Considerations
  • Scientific equipment is needed (list included)
  • My Five Senses by Aliki is also translated into Spanish, should you need to do this lesson in Spanish
  • Lesson is geared for preschool, but can be used in a kindergarten classroom as an introduction to science
  • Break down into different activities for one week—all in one day would be overwhelming
  • Has extensions and assessment
  • Differentiated activities to use all five senses
  • Excellent ideas listed in resource 
  • Includes a week's worth of exercises
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