Learning Experience 1: Property Word Chart

TEACHER’S GUIDE

Materials:

For each pair of students:

2 Student Activity Sheets for Learning Experience 1

Crayon

Balloon

Marble

Spoon

Button

Styrofoam peanut

Cork

Rubber band

Cardboard tray

Chart paper

Felt tip markers

Preparation:

Read the background information in the Properties Teacher’s Manual. (Please see PDF) Provide each pair of students with one cardboard tray and one of each object listed above.

Evaluation Strategy:

List the property they have identified under the five main categories on the chart shown below.

Basic Skills Development:

Reading

Classifying

Observing

Listening

Speaking

Vocabulary:

properties

group

Objective: Students will give examples of words that are used to describe the properties of an object.

What properties can you observe that can help you group objects?

Ask students to group their objects by property. Ask students which qualities or attributes (properties) their objects have and have them write their responses on the Student Activity Sheet for Learning Experience 1. After students have written their responses, create a group word chart with five categories: color, weight, shape, size, and texture.

Ask students to hold up their object that represents a specific property of an object that you named on the chart paper, such as the shape “round.” Write the responses on the chart paper.

Discussion Questions:

In what ways have you grouped the objects?

What other ways can you group objects?

What additional properties of objects can you think of?

Extension:

To reinforce vocabulary development, the teacher can go on an object hunt around the school and have students match new objects to be added throughout the unit. The properties of objects can be used in writing activities.


PROPERTY WORD CHART

ColorWeight
Shape
Size
Texture
Yellow
Red
Heavy
Light
Round
Square
Oval
Rectangular
Large
Tiny
Small
Middle Size
Smooth
Bumpy
Greasy
Sandy

STUDENT ACTIVITY SHEET for Learning Experience 1

Name_____________________________

PROPERTY WORD CHART

Color Words

Weight Words

Shape Words

Texture Words

Other Property Words

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