Age Group: 3-5
Theme/Topic: Changing World Changing Me!
Curriculum Area: Social studies, Mathematics & science
Name of Activity: Oh my, my world is changing!
Previous Knowledge: Students are now being introduced to this topic as they begin to learn how the world is changing and how this affects them.
Materials: tub or big bowl, potting soil, blocks to represent house, plastic trees, watering can, pipettes or droppers.
Strands: Wellness, Effective Communication, Citizenship
Children will be given opportunities to:
Recall information along with their observation to answer any questions asked during activity.
Discuss the demonstration to further assist them in better understanding the changes that are happening to the earth.
Assist in creating a demonstration of how flash flooding happens.
- Explain to students that they will be discussing different ways the world is changing.
- Explain to students that our world is changing and that it happens so slowly that we hardly ever notice when this is happening.
- Let them know they are two types of changes that take place endogenic and exogenic.
- Endogenic; this happens when a mountain or hill, typically conical and having a crater or vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapor and gasses erupt, is called a volcano.
- Exogenic; winds carry dust, sand, leaves, from one place to another.
- Students will be shown these videos to assist them in giving information about how the earth is changing.
- Students will assist in creating a model on flash flooding using soil and different amounts of water. They will make observations and answer any question asked.
ASSESSMENT: Students can be assessed on how well they recall information to answer questions asked.
FOLLOW UP/EXTENSION: Students will explore how humans contribute to these changes.