Reflection: Lesson Planning Not All Sand Comes from the Sea!!! - Section 3: Explore


While the students are exploring and making observations of all the different types of sand, they do not have the opportunity to touch or manipulate all the sand samples.  The sand samples are small and not plentiful.  This is the reason why they are taped shut.  

I do, however, have a tub full of generic sand that comes from a science kit.  The children have the opportunity to play, feel and manipulate this sand to have somewhat of a frame of reference while making their observations.  

The next time I teach this lesson, I will make more connections between the opportunities the children have with the tactile explorations and the sand they observe.  One major difference is the size of the tactile sand.  It is a very fine grain, while all the visual samples are larger and much easier to see the grains.  

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Not All Sand Comes from the Sea!!!

Unit 6: Unit 6 - The Waters of the World
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: SWBAT make observation of multiple sand samples.

Big Idea: Is all sand the same? No, not really... this lesson brings in sand from many different areas in the world. Students have an opportunity to observe it and compare and contrast the samples.

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