For each student:
Student Activity Sheet for Learning Experience 5
Common objects from classroom such as student scissors,
teacher scissors, crayon, stapler, chalkboard eraser
Common objects from the schoolyard such as a leaf, rock,
grass, stick, unused piece of chalk
For the class:
Property word chart from learning experience 1
Read the background information in the Properties Teacher’s
Manual. (Please see PDF
) Take students on an object hunt
around the classroom or schoolyard. Collect manmade objects and natural objects
such as leaves, rocks, grass, and sticks. While students are finding their
object, distribute one paper bag to each student. Make sure each student keeps
their object hidden from other students so the other students do not see what
might be in the paper bag.
Students will find an object to put in their paper bag and
exchange that paper bag for another. Each student will then describe to other
students words that describe what they feel in the paper bag.
Students will take turns describing hidden objects according to their
properties. Each object has a specific texture.
What is in the bag?
After the bags have been exchanged, have students reach in
their paper bag without looking inside and describe to the class what they feel
using some of the property words previously discussed and written on the word
Other students in the classroom are to try and identify the
object from the student’s description.
After the object has been identified, have the students draw
and describe with words the object that was in their bag on the Student Activity
Sheet for Learning Experience 5.
Did any of the objects seem hard to describe?
Which objects were the easiest to describe? Why?
Did you find any new property words to add to the word
Color, shape, and size may be reviewed at this time. Have
students examine the objects from the classroom or schoolyard for these
properties. New words for color, shape, size, and texture may be added to the
property word chart as a result of this learning experience.
STUDENT ACTIVITY SHEET for Learning Experience 5
Draw the object that was in your bag.
New Texture Words